Molecular Basis of Early Ltp (Short-Term Memory)

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 strengthen with kinase and calcium.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Review the hippocampus location and function before watching the video
  • Have students add the diagram to their science journals
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes prior high level knowledge of synaptic functioning
Pros
  • Requires very little class time to share
  • Offers multiple ways to watch online or with downloads
Cons
  • None
NGSS