Exercise 1: Neuro network
Part A: Find an edible item to represent each piece of the neuron below. In other words, find something like the following:
Marshmallow (1) Cell Body
Skittles (1) Nucleus
Tiwizzler's Pull-n-peel (1/3) Dendrites/Axon Terminals
Fruit roll up (1/2) Myelin Sheath
Pretzel Stick (1) Axon
Part B: Build a neuron out of your found items. Ensure that it stays together if picked up or moved. Use your imagination to stick everything together and be willing to break, tear, or lick pieces.
Part C: Watch the video below. The point here is to start conversations. Take the time to pause and discuss what the video shows. Use your models to better understand what is taking place. Simply put, move your models along with what takes place in the video.
Part D: Discuss the creation of neuro pathways and neuro networks.
Part E: Reflection