The Super Cells
Emma Henly from Sheffield Hallam University was awarded an education and outreach grant by the Microbiology Society for her outreach project 'The Super Cells - How bacteria and your immune system work together to keep you healthy’. The resources she made are available to use for outreach work.
The project aims to teach children age 7-14 about the immune system and how white blood cells (super cells) and bacteria work together to fight microbes.
View the animation below describing the super cells (B cell boy, Mr macrophage, the great T cell, and Neutro-phil) and the special abilities they use to fight microbes:
The following resources can be used to teach about The Super Cells.
- Resource 1 - Eating Microbes
- Resource 2 - How to Make Granules
- Resource 3 - Making Antibodies
- Resource 4 - Making T cell clones
- Sticker Sheet
- T Cell Template
- The Super Cells Lesson Plan
- Work Book
If you would like to find out more, please contact the Education and Outreach Team on [email protected].