Action Potential Simulation - Guided Inquiry Activity

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Title Action Potential Simulation - Guided Inquiry Activity
Description This handout walks AP Biology students through the process of discovering how action potentials work in neuronal axons. Students will evaluate the relationship between membrane permeability, membrane potential, and equilibrium potential for sodium and potassium ions.
Subject Biology
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included Yes
Language English
Keywords AP Biology, action potential, axon, biology, inquiry, nerve, nervous system, neuron
Simulation(s) Neuron (HTML5), Neuron

Author(s) Kara Reichert
School / Organization Jones College Prep
Date submitted 1/8/19
Date updated 1/13/20