Life Science - COVID-19: Immune System

In this MEL Academy lesson your children will:

  • learn about immune system cells
  • see the functioning of blood immune system
  • assemble the model of phagocytosis

Lesson time

8:00am   PST (San Francisco, Seattle, ...)
9:00am   MST (Phoenix, Denver, ...)
10:00am   CST (Chicago, Houston, ...)
11:00am   EST (New York, Toronto, ...)
4:00pm   GMT (London, ...)

Lesson duration: 45-55 minutes.

Prepare in advance

In this lesson, we will conduct several DIY experiments. Prepare in advance household materials shown below.

DIY Materials

  colourless sugar or corn syrup
  paper clips (steel)
  dry brown rice
  red circular sweets
  dry white lima / butter beans (ideally)
  330 mL plastic bottle
  strong magnet
  modeling clay or plasticine two different colors
  6 x toothsticks / pics
  Drinking straw
  A4 paper


This lesson is presented by Daniel Sullivan:

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan is a hugely enthusiastic and experienced ex-head of science with over 20 years of teaching experience. He is now running a science teacher training company and is looking forward to engaging with students once again.