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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


RAPID TESTS


BOOSTER DOSES


MISINFORMATION


PREGNANCY AND VACCINES

COMING SOON! STAY TUNED!


EVENTS

LATEST EVENT

FamJam Trivia Night: Vaccines with Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz (en français)

 

“Rapid test” your family with a round of science trivia! Join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 pm for FAMJAM TRIVIA NIGHT: Vaccines with Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz and compete against other live viewers for a chance to win Science North swag or passes! Science North Bluecoat Bruce will be joined by guest Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz, a Public Health Nurse with Porcupine Health Unit. All you’ll need is a mobile device to play along! This event is offered in partnership with Porcupine Health Unit.

Have you missed something? Don’t worry, check out our past events playlist on YouTube!


PODCASTS


FOR TEACHERS

A GUIDE TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

With the help of funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Science North is offering A Guide to the Immune SystemFREE school programs for Grades 2 to 12. These programs 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. 

The school programs are live, interactive sessions delivered in three separate weeks. Each week will have programs for five grade groupings linked to their science curriculums.

For more school programs, visit schools.sciencenorth.ca

All programs run approximately 30-40 minutes in length. 
  
All sessions will be recorded and made available to view through our website. We will also make post-session activities available that you can do with your students to continue the learning. Feel free to try the activities from other grades, as they are all useful in teaching about the science of the immune system.


PART I

GRADES 2 and 3

POST ACTIVITY SKIN IS A BARRIER

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GRADES 4 to 6

POST ACTIVITY HOW DOES SOAP REMOVE VIRUSES?

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GRADES 7 and 8

POST ACTIVITY ORGANELLE ANALOGIES

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GRADES 9 and 10

POST ACTIVITY BUBBLE CELL MEMBRANE

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GRADES 11 and 12

POST ACTIVITY CANDY TRANSLATION

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CODON HANDOUT

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PART II

Part II will focus on how our immune system responds to pathogens and the cells of the immune system!

GRADES 2 and 3

POST ACTIVITY SOAP AND WATER

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GRADES 4 to 6

POST ACTIVITY FIGHTING INFECTION CARD GAME

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GRADES 7 and 8

POST ACTIVITY WANTED: WHITE BLOOD CELLS

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GRADES 9 and 10

POST ACTIVITY ANTIBODY AND ANTIGEN

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GRADES 11 and 12

POST ACTIVITY ANTIBODY AND ANTIGEN

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PART III

MAY 16 to MAY 20Part III will be a fun and engaging trivia session to test students’ knowledge of vaccine technology!

REGISTER HERE

GRADES 2 and 3

MONDAY, MAY 16 – 10am

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

GRADES 4 to 6 

TUESDAY, MAY 17 – 10am

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

GRADES 7 and 8

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 – 10am

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

GRADES 9 and 10

THURSDAY, MAY 19 – 10am

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

GRADES 11 and 12

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – 10am

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


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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