Ashlyn Woods

Session 1

We took a test to see what our habits were. After we took the quiz, it told us which habits are good, which are neutral, and which are bad. It showed us how these habits effected our immune system. Then, we took another quiz, which showed us how our stress levels effected our immune systems. We also learned the parts of the immune system.

Session 2

We learned how your immune system reacts after a disease had entered your body. We also learned how vaccinations work and how they build up your immunity to diseases.

Session 3

We learned how to use a microscope. We learned how the microscope advanced the field of medicine. We also learned how to properly care for a microscope. Then, we learned how to take a micro graph from a microscope.

Session 4

In session 4, we identified different bacteria based on shape, grouping, and staining. We also classified different bacteria from micro graphs. Then, we took micro graphs of different types of bacteria using the microscope.

Session 5

In session 5, we compared the sizes of human cells, bacteria cells, and viruses. We also learned how to tell the difference between lytic and lysogenic viruses. We also researched how to prevent and treat a viral disease. We then labeled the different structures in a micro graph of an influenza virus.

Session 6

In session 6, we learned how protists and fungi can be pathogenic. We also learned how to prevent protists and fungus diseases. We also made a micro graph of a protists and a fungus.

Session 7

In session 7, we learned the benefits and the risks of exposure to sunlight. We also developed a personal health plan to boost our immune system. We then distinguished between autoimmune disorders and immunodeficiency disorders.

Careers in Immunology

A career in Immunology is an immunologist. An immunologist is someone who is specially trained to diagnose and treat allergies. This relates to immunology because they try to find cures for allergies. In immunology, we learned about different treatment and vaccines for allergies and viruses. They also try to prevent and manage allergies.

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