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Neuron Chain Tag


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    University of Washington

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Neuron Chain Tag

In this outdoor activity, learners play a game of Tag to discover how neurons attach themselves to each other to form a chain. The game starts with one learner who is "it" and represents the first neuron. When "it" tags another player, the tagger player must hold the hand of "it" and work together to form a long a chain. The game ends when all the players are part of the neuron chain.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • A chain
  • Chart of a neuron chain
  • Computer with internet access to review webpages

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Structure and Function
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Games
  • Physical Activity

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Yoshioka, Melissa

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Eric H. Chudler, ©2009

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