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Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals


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Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals

In this activity, learners play a simple card game to learn the sequence of events in the transmission of nervous system signals. This lesson guide includes background information, instructions on how to introduce learners to chemical messengers, game rules, and game cards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Structure and Function
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Physical Sciences
    • Electricity and Magnetism
      • Electric Charges and Currents
      • Electric Circuits

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

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

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Moreno, Ph.D., Nancy P.; Tharp, M.S., Barbara Z.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Baylor College of Medicine, ©2003

Funding Sources:

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Center for Research Resources
  • Science Education Partnership Award, R25 RR13454

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