Osmosis Jones (2001)

Concept featured in clip:
Immune system response to illness and medicine.
Location of clip: DVD: 13:30 - 26:25


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Summary of clip: Frank gets a sore throat, so he takes a cold medicine. The scene illustrates how the body uses medicine to ease symptoms but shows that it is still the body’s immune system that actually tracks and fights the source of the inflammation.

Connection of flickclip to the concept:This clip effectively shows how the immune system responds to illness and the role that medicines can play in helping the immune system.
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

a. How does the body fight inflamed tissues, such as a sore throat?

b. How does coldmedicine properly adminstered, help the body fight the inflammation?