Neuron

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  • Cells
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  • Biology
  • Cells

Description

Stimulate a neuron and monitor what happens. Pause, rewind, and move forward in time in order to observe the ions as they move across the neuron membrane.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Describe why ions can or cannot move across neuron membranes.
  • Identify leakage and gated channels, and describe the function of each.
  • Describe how membrane permeability changes in terms of different types of channels in a neuron.
  • Describe the sequence of events that generates an action potential.
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Neuron - an inquiry lesson idea A gold star indicates high-quality, inquiry-based activities that follow the PhET design guidelines. This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein HS
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How do PhET simulations fit in my middle school program? This contribution was designed by PhET. Sarah Borenstein MS Other Biology
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MS and HS TEK to Sim Alignment Elyse Zimmer MS
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Action Potential Simulation - Guided Inquiry Activity Kara Reichert HS
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Stimulation of a Neuron and the Resulting Action Potential stacie forman HS Guided Biology
Neuron Lab Karl Matulis HS Lab
Science Teacher Hwa Tsu HS Lab
Simulación de Acción Potencial - Actividad de Consulta Guiada Kara Reichert (Traducción por Mayra Tavares) UG-Intro
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Design Team Third-party Libraries Thanks To
  • Noah Podolefsky (Lead)
  • Wendy Adams
  • Katherine Perkins
  • John Blanco (developer)
  • Piccolo2D
  • JFreeChart
  • Francoise (Benay) Bentley
  • Janet Casagrand
  • Mike Klymkowsky