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Build a Neuron

Build a NeuronDepartmentAnimal Behavior9:00 am - 3:00 pm AgesPre-K,Elementary,Middle School


Biology Building

1001 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47405


South hallway

Are you curious about how your brain controls your thoughts and movements? How does your brain tell your hand to pick up a pencil? How do your feet know when to take the next step? Come learn about neurons, which are the cells in your body that send messages from your brain to all the other parts of your body.

In this activity you will use pipe cleaners to build and assemble the parts of a neuron. You will then learn how neurons work together by creating chains and seeing how signals move through the body, passing from one neuron to the next.

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