Homework: Microbes and Disease – Levels 4–6 Edward Jenner – Storyboard Smallpox is a killer disease and up to about 200 years ago in Britain many people died of it. Edward Jenner (1749–1823) was a country doctor from Gloucestershire who developed a way of preventing people from catching the disease. Task Write a newspaper article explaining how Jenner developed his vaccine. Include information from the following : Edward Jenner the milk maid James Phipps One other person of your choice (e.g. member of public, smallpox victim) You should try to explain the science of vaccination as it was understood in Jenner’s day as well as an up-to-date explanation. Find out more about Jenner by researching in books and on the internet. Mark Scheme Levels You should: 4 state what Jenner set out to achieve use simple science vocabulary to describe Jenner’s work describe the opposition to Jenner’s idea about vaccination using cowpox. 5 describe what Jenner tried to achieve by his work on vaccines use appropriate science vocabulary to describe Jenner’s work and explain it describe the opposition to Jenner’s idea about vaccination using cowpox and explain what it was that people feared. 6 explain what Jenner was trying to achieve with his work on vaccines use scientific vocabulary to explain Jenner’s thinking.
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