Reflection: Shared Expectations Modeling Neurotransmission - Section 2: Modeling Activity


This particular lesson required me to set really high expectations of my students.  For this activity to be successful students were required to show a great deal of maturity in modeling depolarization of a neuron.  Prior to coming outside I modeled what I expected from each of them and most importantly I had them recite all directions to me prior to use going outside.  As can be seen by the video students were able to model a very complex process that is very challenging to teach.  In conclusion to be able to conduct an activity of this nature it is mandatory that there is a classroom culture of respect and high expectations.

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Modeling Neurotransmission

Unit 5: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
Lesson 12 of 18

Objective: SWBAT explain steps of neurotransmission that lead to neurotransmitter release.

Big Idea: Students will be able to physically model the process of neurotransmission.

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Science, Neurotransmitters, body system, neurons, ELL, Systems, molecule, organism
  50 minutes
stock footage neurotransmission in the synapse
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