Columbia University in the City of New York

Topic 3: Neurons


High School


Essential Questions

What is the biological basis of brain activity? What do neurons look like and how do they work? What is the relationship between the structure and function of cells? How does information travel to and from the brain? How do neurons' structures compare to other cells?



Blank poster paper
Colored markers
Plastic balls/marbles/pompoms



Created by

Alice Freudenthal Cardoso
Teacher Council 2018

In partnership with BioBus

Edited by

Paula Croxson, PhD
Francesca Anselmi, PhD




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