Activity 1D: You’ve Got a Lot of Nerve: Parts of a Basic Neuron

Cells in the nervous system have very unique designs that allow them to carry messages to and from the brain. Using the handout provided in this activity, students will work cooperatively within their groups to understand the structure and function of a neuron. Students will individually assemble a scrambled puzzle picture of a neuron on a blank sheet of paper and correctly label each part and write in the function of each part. Allow 15 minutes for this entire activity.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of a neuron
  • Relate structure to function of the neuron



Brain cells, neuron, anatomy of a neuron, dendrite, axon, cell body, nervous system, structure and function

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