Best of: Vaccination

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Our best of series, published each week, collates our favourite and most popular resources for a particular topic.

This week: Vaccinations for year 8 and 9 students studying Biological Sciences.

Australian Curriculum Code: ACSSU150, ACSSU175

“Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce”

  • identifying the organs and overall function of a system of a multicellular organism in supporting the life processes

“Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment”

  • investigating the response of the body to changes as a result of the presence of micro-organisms


This resource may also be useful for students in Senior Secondary looking to secure their basic knowledge and understanding before digging deeper.

Each article and activity should take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this activity:

All must: State the purpose of, and the organs involved in, the immune system.

Most should: Describe how vaccines work to support the immune system, including the bodies response to vaccinations.

Some could: Provide an evidence-based argument for vaccination, describing supporting evidence along with examples of vaccinations and their impact on society.

Consider which of the above learning outcomes you should be aiming for throughout this activity.

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