Generation of Action Potentials in Nitella Giant Algal Cells

Students observe cytoplasmic streaming in Nitella cells. They examine the conduction of a wave of depolarization across other membranes, such as the axons of neurons. Students predict the effects of sending a small electric current through the cells.

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Grade
11th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Science
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Duration
30 mins
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Inquiry-Based Learning
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