MAKING NEURONS IN AP PSYCHOLOGY
Building candy neurons - Students in Randy Smith's AP Psychology class and Dr. Howie Gunby learned the structural elements of neurons using candy for the different parts of a neuron. Cupcakes were the cell body, and twizzlers were axons. Other candies represented dendrites, myelin sheath, nuclei, axon terminals, and neurotransmitters. After building the neurons (and eating lots of candy), students went into the hall to learn how neurons transmit messages to one another and were timed on various neural communications.
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