Using this resource students can develop an understanding of the structure and function of neurons via a series of different activities. These range from simplistic labelling of neurons and building a model motor neuron to constructing an electronic 3D simulation game that mimics brain activity. There are also comprehension worksheets about optogenetics (treatments for epilepsy) more suitable for key stage four and five.
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