Ms.Sue you helped me with the pictures of neurons yesterday. Thank you, I finally found some really good ones for my power point presentation. My assignment is to create a lesson plan for a sixth grade science class explaining what a neuron is and how it functions. I have decided to create a power point that will be my lesson. Then I have created a workesheet for the students to do that corresponds with my lesson.
My problem is thatI am unsure exactly what about neurons to include and how much to include. Here is what I have included so far: How neurons work in the central nervous system, the basic types of neurons(I learned about sensory, interneurons, and motor), the parts of a neuron, and what the neurons do. Right now my power point is only 9 slides. I am worried that this is not enough. Is there anything else I can include in my lesson that I do not have listed above? I'm at a dead end right now. Thank you for the help!
Psychology/Science - Christian, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 12:41pm
I forgot to mention that I only included the 3 main parts of the neuron, the Soma or cell body, the axon, and the dendrites. I am not sure if it is necessary to include the other parts. Any suggestions?
Psychology/Science - Ms. Sue, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 1:08pm
I'm not a science teacher, but it looks like you could include a lot of the information on this site.
Psychology/Science - PsyDAG, Friday, October 19, 2007 at 11:36pm
How long do you have to make your presentation? If you practice giving it at home, this would give you a minimum, since you are not counting any questions or other interruptions.
If you want to, you could also explore the synapse — the gap between connected neurons that gives us our adaptability.
I searched Google under the key words "synapse" to get these possible sources:
Here is another article that might help.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.