The aim with this study guide is to provide a material that makes it easier for the school nurses to explain for the children that are being offered vaccination what it means to get vaccinated against HPV.
The goal of the lesson to be managed by the school nurses is to educate 5th-grade students by exploring the science behind the human immune system and how vaccines help prevent diseases, such as those caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). In grade 5 all children in Sweden are offered to get vaccinated against HPV and it is therefore important they have access to information.
Through a digital activity the class will be transported into a virtual human body created in Minecraft: Education Edition, a videogame-based learning platform. This part of the education has been developed independently by Microsoft.
The education aims to expand the student's knowledge and understanding of vaccines and the human body. There are also suggestions of topics to discuss with the students, as well as educational information on HPV-vaccine, viruses, as well as why the needle might hurt.
This life science-focused experience integrates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine) principles such as problem solving, finding, and using evidence, and communication. Through interactive and engaging ways this education seeks to strengthen the knowledge and understanding the students have for vaccines and viruses.