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Synapse Construction

Detailed modeling of a synapse.

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  • Construct a synapse
  • Model neurotransmitter release and reception
  • Reusable
Engage your classroom with hands-on modeling of neuronal communication! Students can use the colorful foam pieces in the Synapse Construction Kit© to:
Discover how the resting potential of a neuron is established.
Demonstrate the propagation of an action potential down an axon.
Simulate the action of the sodium-potassium pump in resetting the resting potential.
Explore the effects of neurotransmitters acetylcholine, dopamine and GABA on a post synaptic neuron.
Model cholinergic, dopaminergic and GABAergic synapses.
Compare and contrast metabotropic and ionotropic receptors.
Analyze the impact of various substances such as nicotine, cocaine, sarin gas and propofol on neuronal signaling.
And much more!