Title: How Do Neurons Communicate? Developers: Jessie Length: 20 minutes
Required materials: Lesson guide (PowerPoint), computer, projector, some space to move around and form human chains.
General objectives / relationship to QC curriculum: This activity introduces neuronal communication. QC curriculum: Progression of Learning - Science and Technology, Living Things: A.2.a. Describes the functions of certain parts of the anatomy (e.g. brain, neuron). F.1.a. Appropriately uses terminology related to an understanding of living things.
Understand that neurons are a type of brain cells that send signals.
Understand the concept that neurons are sending signals within our brain, from our brain to the body, and from our body to the brain.
Understand that neurons use electrical and chemical signals to communicate.