An Interactive Classroom Icebreaker and Parting-Ways Activity to Introduce and Review the Effector Functions of Cellular Players Associated with the Immune Response

    Authors: Adam J. Kleinschmit1,*, Daisy Chung2, Christopher T. Parker3
    Affiliations: 1: Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA 52001; 2: Freelance Science Visualization Artist, daisychung.com; 3: Department of Biology, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX 76105
    Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2020 vol. 21 no. 2 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i2.1915
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Example of our “Hello, my name is” cell name badge for the icebreaker activity. A) Front side of a cellular name badge with a personified cartoon immune response–associated cell illustration. B) Back side of a cellular name badge featuring a profile/biographical information for the associated cell. The name badge artwork was created by Daisy Chung, who owns the distribution rights and has provided permission for use within the icebreaker and parting-ways activities (daisychung.com).

Source: J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. May 2020 vol. 21 no. 2 doi:10.1128/jmbe.v21i2.1915
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