Neuroglia Labeling

This labeling activity was created for remote learning during the 2020 pandemic. Students in anatomy and physiology spent this year learning remotely, which required some adjustments in how material was presented. In the past, students would label a nerve cell and color neuroglia cells using paper handouts to learn the structures of the neuron and the neuroglia (supporting cells). I even have a neuron plushie to go along with this lesson and use toilet paper rolls to model the myelin sheath.

The nervous system is a very broad unit, which I usually break down into two subunits: one focusing on the nerve cells and impulses, and then the second subunit focusing on the anatomy of the brain, which does include a dissection of the sheep brain.

This version is a drag-and-drop activity using google slides. This would assigned after students were given the note slides over neurons and how signals travel in nerve cells. The lecture slides for this chapter focus on a case where a young woman develops multiple sclerosis. Using this case as an anchoring phenomenon, students a shown how nerves work and the importance of supporting cells and the myelin sheath.

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