Due: Session 2 of Block Scheduling Week
In your groups, each person is responsible for producing a poster which demonstrates one of the following concepts. Each person is responsible for a different concept, and your group's grade on this assignment will be determined as a whole. Each concept can be produced on a regular single sheet of paper or standard white printer paper. You do not need to assemble your posters; you will simply staple them together as a stack when you submit them.
- Reflex: You have stepped on something sharp. Draw and describe the reflex arc associated with your reaction. Vocabulary to be highlighted: stimulus, sensory neuron, spinal cord, synapse, motor neuron, action potential, muscle contraction.
- Synapse: Draw and describe the synapse where muscle cells are being stimulated in the above scenario. Vocabulary to be highlighted: axon, synaptic vesicles, cleft, receptors
- Neuron and Stimulated Axon: Draw and describe the neuron involved in transmitting the information of the sharp object up the spinal cord to the brain. Vocabulary to be highlighted: dendrites, cell body, input zone, axon, conducting zone, output zone, Schwann cell, myelin sheath, node of Ranvier, + and - charge, Na and K ions.
- Brain: Draw the brain and label the lobes. Describe (do not draw this) how different parts of the brain functions to:
- bend down and pick up the sharp object
- look at the object
- feel the sensation of pain
- yell at whoever dropped sharp object on the floor and didn't pick it up
- inhibit you from poking with sharp object to show them what it feels like
25 Lab points for written. To earn all points, all required vocabulary, descriptions, and explanations must be present. Artwork (worth 5 lab points) does not need to be professional, just not sloppy. Do not spent too much time on the drawing and focus on communicating the information.
Extra Credit: 10 points for best-labeled and best-written poster