1. Response to the following:
How would you explain the basic structures and functions of neurons and synapses in the brain to your little brother or sister? Consider using analogies and other examples so that he or she can easily comprehend the information.
o After posting your response to DQ 1, review a classmate's response and play the role of the little brother or sister.
o Post a message asking the classmate a question about their description. Then choose a question written by a classmate and answer it.
2. In the Thinking Clearly section, the conduction action potentials and activation of neurotransmitters is related to a row of mousetraps on a wobbly shelf. Think of another analogy you can use to describe the conduction of action potentials and activation of neurotransmitters.
o After posting your response to DQ 2, review a classmate's response.
o Post a message critiquing the classmate's analogy. Was it effective? Why or why not?