Further resources and activities on the immune system

As well as our ‘Big Picture’ content, the Wellcome Trust has funded other organisations to produce the following activities and resources related to understanding the immune system

Professor Hallux’s Map of Medicine

Join Professor Hallux and Nurse Nanobot in a series of films that explore different medical issues in each episode.

Great for: 5–7, 7–11

Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies

Attend the Zombie Institute for an interactive demonstration about how to survive a zombie epidemic, and learn the real science behind outbreaks of infectious disease and what scientists do.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19

Noses are Red

‘Noses are Red’ is a fun and interactive show about allergies and the immune system. Here you’ll find all the resources you need to put on the show, including a show script and outline, colour slides and a science briefing.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16

Smallpox Through Time

Learn about the history of medicine and smallpox in these 13 videos, created for the BAFTA-nominated series Timeline TV, that chart how science enabled smallpox to be eradicated.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19

Maths and Our Health

How does maths affect our health in real life? Use these multimedia packs to understand the real-world context of mathematics in biomedicine, such as epidemics and risk.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19

The Mobile Family Science Laboratory

Find exciting ideas for creative hands-on biomedical science experiments and activities to discover more about the different microbial populations on our bodies.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19

The World of Microbiology

Discover the amazing hidden world of microorganisms and their role in health and disease through introductory videos and presentations you can download.

Great for: 11–14, 14–16, 16–19

Authentic Biology

Sixth-form students undertake original research projects with guidance from universities. A great way to pursue extended research projects and to understand what biomedical research involves.

Great for: 16–19, projects

Fabulous images

Search the Wellcome Trust image library for images of different populations. Great for discussions, stimulating debate, lesson starters, research and more! Explore the Science for schools lightboxes for images specifically related to DNA.

Further high-quality resources

You can find a wealth of additional resources in the National STEM Centre e-library. Search by keyword and filter the results by age group, subject, type of resource etc. Explore the library to find topic lists and resources pre-selected to match curriculum areas or age groups.

For teachers and support staff

The Science Learning Centres provide a range of excellent continuing professional development (CPD) courses to help develop your career as a teacher, leader or member of support staff. Generous bursaries from Project ENTHUSE cover most costs of many courses delivered at the National Science Learning Centre in York, making this CPD easily affordable for those in mainstream education in the UK.

If you’d like support from colleagues, need advice on the latest developments, or just want to share your ideas, browse the National STEM Centre and join the online communities.

About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Immune System’ in January 2015.

Statistics and maths, Microbiology, Careers, Immunology
Immune System
Education levels:
5–7, 7–11, 11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development, Independent research projects