JUMPIN THE GAP
Turn your classroom into a giant synapse as students act out communication at the neural level by behaving as vesicles, neurotransmitters, receptors, secondary messengers and transporters.
Neurotransmitters and receptors interact via "lock-and key" puzzle pieces (included).
Basic neuron structure, neurons communicate using action potentials and chemicals called neurotransmitters
Class Time: 40 - 50 minutes
Prep Time: 30 - 40 minutes
Descriptive illustrations walk you through each part of the simulation procedure from start to finish. Download the PDF.
Colorful overhead masters show your students how their simulation relates to a real synapse. Download the overheads.