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  • Immune system: all the cells, tissues, and organs involved in fighting infection or disease in the body... more
  • Storyboard: a series of drawings or pictures arranged to show how a movie or play will evolve, flow.

Looking for a new way to teach kids about the immune system?

Viral attack is a kid-friendly introduction to the human immune system. Educators will enjoy the comic book style used to tell the story of how our bodies are working to keep us healthy.

How to use Viral Attack

Learn More IconDepending on the resources and needs of the instructor, Viral Attack can be introduced using computers or printed materials. The Web version includes hyperlinks that allow students to drill down and learn more about the cells in the immune system. For non mediated classrooms, Viral Attack can either be downloaded as a printable PDF, or copies of the comic book can be ordered from MagCloud.

The act of learning

The comic book is based on an activity developed by the Arizona Science Center. Vistors to the center can become one of the characters and act out the play. The comic book also allows teachers to do the same thing in the classroom. Using Viral Attack as both a script and storyboard, it is possible to have your students act out the role of the immune system.

Human Immune System Cells

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Story Behind the Scenes

 

For Teachers

Download comic as PDF packet
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Get a MagCloud version for print or iPad

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

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Whoosh - Cytotoxin kills viruses

book icon” title=“book icon Viral Attack

Story Behind the Scenes

 

For Teachers

Download comic as PDF packet
or
Get a MagCloud version for print or iPad

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.