Materials Checklist Playdough, store bought or homemade (see recipe if you'd like to make your own) Motor Neurons Neurons are types of cells throughout the nervous system that send messages to one another. One type of neuron, a motor neuron, transmits signals from the brain to a part of
Motor Neurons in Electric Fish We typically think that the job of motor neurons is to transmit information from our brain to our body to help us move around and interact with the world. Interestingly, some species of animals also have specialized motor neurons that can help them interact with the
Materials Checklist • Pen or pencil Exploring behavior through the eyes of a bird Let’s learn to observe, wonder about, and measure behavior like a real-life behavioral biologist. We’ll do this using videos of a bird that spends every spring right here in Bloomington – the fabulous
Before you Begin Make sure you complete Exploring Behavior with Our Feathered Friends Part 1 before continuing! Materials Checklist • Pen or pencil How exactly do we measure a bird's aggressiveness? Research in the Rosvall Lab has shown that more aggressive tree swallows -
Coloring Pages What does it take to be a successful tree swallow? Color in these pictures of tree swallows doing what they do best: competing for nest sites, fending off intruders, and taking care of their chicks. Extra Credit
Materials Checklist Printed Field GuideStapler Assemble your Guide Print double-sided so that the pages flip on the short edge Layer pages together and fold all together along the center line between pages 11 and 12 Staple along fold to secure the pages together If you
Color a Neuron For an extra challenge, label the parts of the neuron. Check the Build a Neuron with Playdough activity for clues. Materials Checklist • Crayons, colored pencils etc.