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45 resources with the concept synapse

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Crash Course: Study Skills

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
A 10-video collection introduces learners to the skills they need to learn. Topics include note taking, preparing for tests, how to avoid procrastination, and how to control anxiety. Along the way, viewers will also learn about how the...
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The Brain and Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Check out this 9-part unit on the human brain, focusing on neurons, the synaptic gap, the effect of hormones, and the importance of nutrients. You'll find seven lessons, a pre-assessment, and a post-assessment .
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How Do Nerves Work?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
This lesson won't get on your nerves! Find out how one kind of cell can cause comfort, terror, or pain in your brain. Comic strip and cartoon style animation is used to help explain the transmission of electrical nerve impulses and the...
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Nervous Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the nervous system's workings by first looking at the brain and its two hemispheres. Using the example of a split-brain surgery done for epilepsy, the function of language and vision is shown with an interactive component. Paul...
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Endocrine System and Hormones

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul Andersen compares your endocrine system to Facebook and your nervous system to Gmail in order to show the differences in response time. He then delves into specifics of your endocrine system, talking about hormones that are water...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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The Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
Human biology beginners label colorful diagrams of the neuron, the reflex pathway, and the brain. They list steps in the action potential process, and describe several different neurotransmitters. This worksheet guides learners through...
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How Close Are We to Uploading Our Minds?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would it take to digitally upload someone's mind? A fascinating video first describes how a brain works, then looks at a future where people can live forever through avatars. The video describes the required technological advances...
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The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does pain really indicate gain when it comes to muscle aches? A short, animated video details the science behind the pain associated with muscle fatigue.
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Prialt Blocks Motor Synapse in Fish

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered how to paralyze a fish? The cone snail produces venom that works, but what happens at a molecular level? A calcium channel blocker prevents muscle movement, enabling the slow-moving snail to catch faster, larger...
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Molecular Basis of Late Ltp (Long-Term Memory)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars compare and contrast the molecular changes for short-term and long term-memory with the help of animated videos. Viewers see the chemical process that changes the brain and stores memories thanks to dopamine.
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Molecular Basis of Early Ltp (Short-Term Memory)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Digital amnesia: forgetting information one easily finds online. Learn how our brains move information into short-term memory at the molecular level with a  short animation sure to make a memorable impression. Viewers observe a synapse...
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Molecular Activity in Aplysia Short-Term Memory

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists have yet to find the limit on the human brain's capacity for memory storage, so the potential is limitless!  An animated video demonstrates how the brain places information in short-term memory. Viewers observe the importance...
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Molecular Mechanism of Synaptic Function

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Neurons don't touch each other, but they still communicate. Observe the process of both electrical and chemical signals used by neurons to share information. Hear exactly what triggers each step of the reaction as you view an animation...
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Motor Cabal Toxins Block Motor Neuron Synapses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cone snails release four different toxins, each capable of paralyzing a fish. An animation demonstrates that the toxins work independently, and then explains the impact of this redundant system on the nervous system.
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Molecular Activity in Aplysia Long-Term Memory

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How does information move into long-term memory? Scholars view the process at the molecular level with an animation. They learn about synaptic growth and how specific genes become active.
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Electrical Activity of Neurons

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do neurons that don't touch each other share information? Observe electrical activity traveling from neurons and learn what it takes to trigger action potential. A video discusses recent research manipulating neurons, how responses...
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Autism and the Structure and Function of Synapses

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take autism awareness in your class to a whole new level. Scholars watch a short video to discover how autism affects the brain. The narrator discusses the effects of altered proteins on neural synapses and the role the nucleus plays in...
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Memory: Crash Course Study Skills #3

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It can be frustrating to forget information that you need later on, but the brain is only meant to take on so much data at a time. A video from a longer playlist about study skills discusses the details of memory, including the...
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How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Injection, taking a pill, or inhaling are the three main ways to administer a drug. But how do these drugs affect the brain? Watch a video that explains how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate to one another in the brain.
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Connect the Neurons!

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Create a neuron frenzy as your pupils play the part of the neurons. An engaging lesson creates a human chain of neurons that pass cotton balls posing as neurotransmitters. Scholars learn about pre- and post-synapses as they complete the...
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What Does Lead Poisoning Do To Your Brain?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Despite government regulations and improved housing quality, lead poisoning is still an issue today. But what are the implications of lead exposure to a person's brain and neural activity? Learn more in a video that uses animation to...
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Card Sort Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learning is in the cards for this challenge. Collaborative groups work together to monitor the effect increasing the complexity of an activity has on the motor response time. Learners connect data analysis to their knowledge of brain...
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Bead Neuron

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
What do you call a skull without neurons? A no-brainer! A hands-on activity asks scholars to build a model of a neuron using beads. They use their models to study the parts of the neuron and their functions.