Ward's® Manipulate Your Own Action Potential Neuron
Educational Classroom Kits and Activities
Students use the manipulatives in this activity kit, developed by Teacher Carole MacMullan, to depolarize and repolarize a neuron as they model sodium and potassium ion movement through gated channel proteins embedded in the plasma membrane of a neuron.
- Hands-on learning helps solidify an abstract concept
- Suitable for grades 10-12
Students manipulate, then restore the neuron to its resting potential state with the help of ATP and a sodium/potassium pump.