Materials List: Building the Neuron

Each group needs:

To share with the entire class:

Note: To create their neuron models, have student groups select from the variety of materials listed below, or modify the list based upon your supplies availability.

  • scissors
  • 1-2 rolls tape (any kind)
  • 1-2 packages pipe cleaners
  • molding clay
  • assortment of beads
  • electrical or copper wire, 1spool
  • string or yarn, 1 spool/skein
  • assorted paint and brushes
  • recycled newspaper or butcher paper
  • assortment of Styrofoam balls
  • computer with Internet access and projector, to show a short video