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Give Vaccines a Shot!

Welcome to the official hub of Science North’s Give Vaccines A Shot!

Find all our videos, events, school programs, podcast episodes, and other FUN online activities with accurate educational content . We want you to have the best tools to understand vaccinations, your health, and grow your confidence in science!


INTRODUCTION


ADVENTURE STORY

give vaccines a shot! adventure story

Click through an interactive 'choose your own adventure' story to help you prepare for vaccination day and explore the questions you have about vaccines, like:

  • What are vaccines?
  • How do vaccines work?
  • Why are vaccines important?
  • How do I deal with vaccine-related anxiety?

STORY *     SAVE TO DESKTOP **

* Internet connection required

** Right-click the SAVE TO DESKTOP button and select "Save As..." in order to download the experience to your device for offline use


MR. GERM PICTURE STORY

picture story

Students will use their reading, problem solving, and decorating skills as they piece together this personalized visual story about germs and their immune system.

PICTURE STORY (pdf)


PREGNANCY AND VACCINES


LYME DISEASE AND TICKS


THE HISTORY OF VACCINES


PODCASTS


FOR TEACHERS

CLASSROOM MATERIALS

With the help of funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Science North is offering FREE classroom materials for Grades 1 to 12. These materials are for you and your students to learn about the immune system, staying healthy and the critical role vaccines play in sound public health strategies. They are a part of our Give Vaccines a Shot! initiative.

To see our list of classroom resources, visit Science North’s Educator Resources and filter for Give Vaccines A Shot!

FREE E-WORKSHOP FOR GRADES 9 AND 10!

SHARING SCIENCE: CAREERS IN COMMUNICATION

  • Whether your students become conservation officers, electricians, or healthcare professionals, effective communication skills are essential! With an interactive Mentimeter presentation and two hands-on health communication activities, your students will explore the possibility of a career in science communication and master the basics of sharing complex topics with non-experts.

Length: 60 minutes

REGISTER


A GUIDE TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Recorded presentations and classroom activities

PART I

GRADES 2 and 3

POST ACTIVITY SKIN IS A BARRIER

PDF

GRADES 4 to 6

POST ACTIVITY HOW DOES SOAP REMOVE VIRUSES?

PDF

GRADES 7 and 8

POST ACTIVITY ORGANELLE ANALOGIES

PDF

GRADES 9 and 10

POST ACTIVITY BUBBLE CELL MEMBRANE

PDF

GRADES 11 and 12

POST ACTIVITY CANDY TRANSLATION

PDF

CODON HANDOUT

PDF


PART II

GRADES 2 and 3

POST ACTIVITY SOAP AND WATER

PDF

GRADES 4 to 6

POST ACTIVITY FIGHTING INFECTION CARD GAME

PDF

GRADES 7 and 8

POST ACTIVITY WANTED: WHITE BLOOD CELLS

PDF

GRADES 9 and 10

POST ACTIVITY ANTIBODY AND ANTIGEN

PDF

GRADES 11 and 12

POST ACTIVITY ANTIBODY AND ANTIGEN

PDF


PART III

GRADES 2 and 3
  • Teachers will need a second device to use a software called Mentimeter on behalf of their classroom.

GRADES 4 to 6 
  • Students will need a second device to use a software called Mentimeter.

GRADES 7 and 8
  • Students will need a second device to use a software called Mentimeter.

GRADES 9 and 10
  • Students will need a second device to use a software called Mentimeter.

GRADES 11 and 12
  • Students will need a second device to use a software called Mentimeter.


EVENTS


financial contribution from public health agency of canada

 

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada

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