Animated Cellular and Molecular Concepts, 9-12
This site offers interactive presentations and animations that explore how the neurons work and what actions they perform. The content is divided into eight chapters: Anatomy of a Neuron, Axonal Transport, Ions and Ion Channels, Resting Membrane Potential, Action Potential, Neurotransmitter Release, Postsynaptic Mechanisms, and Removal of Neurotransmitter. Each of the sections includes explanations with hyperlinks for viewing the images or animations. Students can also review the pages in a chapter by clicking the page numbers in the bottom left corner of the pages. Included is a “How to Use the Program” guide with helpful hints for navigating the site and a list of all the available animations that can be downloaded for non-commercial purposes.