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Grades 4-5


The activities listed below provide a link to other areas in the curriculum.

  1. Have the students share their ideas about how to explain neurotransmission. Keep a list of all of their ideas.
  2. Develop a class play explaining how neurotransmission works. The students may have the characters be the parts of the neuron, or kids showing what happens if neurotransmission works—and if it doesn’t.
  3. Draw a class poster showing the different parts of a neuron. Students could also draw the steps of neurotransmission.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Extensions. In Grades 4-5. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/grades-4-5/neurotransmission-module-3/extensions

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