Activity 1C: You’ve Got a Lot of Nerve: Cells of the Brain & Nervous System

Cells in the nervous system have very unique designs and asking students to observe them provides an interesting way for students to infer the link between structure and function. In this activity, students will have fun inferring what each cell might do based upon the way it is designed.

  • Identify three types of cells found in the brain and describe their functions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of a neuron
  • Relate structure to function of the neuron
  • Demonstrate an understanding of communication between brain and body




Brain cells, neuron, glial cell, observation, inference

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It's All in Your Mind
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Lesson 1: Brain Anatomy