Unit 5 Part 1 Mad Mad Mad Neuron Lab

“Make a Mad, Mad, Mad Neuron”

Name __________________________________   Period  __________

Go to :  Mad Mad Neuron website

  • Build your own monster neural circuit
  • Define the following structures used to make your mad neuron.

Cell body

 

 

 

Dendrites

 

 

 

Axon terminal

 

 

 

Nucleus

 

 

 

Myelin sheath

 

 

 

Axon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Draw and label your neural circuit

 

 

 “Crossing the Divide: How Neurons Talk to Each Other”

Go to:   http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/addiction/reward/neurontalk.cfm

1. How do nerves communicate with one another?

 

2.  What is inside a vesicle?  Give one example.

 

3.  What do the receptors do?

 

4.   Why use a second messenger?

 

5.  What does the second messenger do?

 

  1. When is the impulse terminated?

 

 

“The Other Brain Cells”

Go to:   http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/addiction/reward/cells.cfm

 

 Identify the function of the different glia (glue) cells in the brain.

 

 

Oligodendrocytes

 

 

 

Microglia

 

 

 

Astrocytes

 

 

 

 

7.  How can astrocytes help defend against disease?