Neuron Modeling Kit© Teacher Resources

Students can use the Neuron Modeling Kit© to:
  • Distinguish between multipolar neurons, bipolar neurons, unipolar neurons and interneurons, and determine their location and function in the human body.
  • Construct a model and identify parts of a multipolar neuron.
  • Use myelin sheath pieces to demonstrate differences between two types of neuroglia in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Construct simple and complex neural pathways and examine the overall effect on neuronal firing at excitatory and inhibitory synapses.

Neuron Modeling Kit Contents and Assembly

Find information about the contents of your Neuron Modeling Kit© and directions for assembling the pieces so you and your students can start exploring neurons and neural pathways.


Neuron Modeling Kit Student Handout 2 and Key

Student Handout 2 guides students as they "take a walk" through the nervous system using a road map to the major divisions of the nervous system.


Neuron Modeling Kit Teacher Notes

This activity guide will help you consider different ways you may use these materials. We encourage you to modify these lessons and activities to meet the learning objectives and needs of your specific students.


Neuron Modeling Kit Student Handout 3 and Key

Student Handout 3 focuses on chemical synapses and asks students to determine how excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters alter the release of dopamine from the last neuron in a series.


Neuron Modeling Kit Student Handout 1 and Key

Student Handout 1 introduces students to the different types of neurons that compose the nervous tissue that forms the communication system within the body.


Neuron Modeling Kit© Next Generation Science Standards

Neuron Modeling Kit Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas