Molecular Activity in Aplysia Long-Term Memory

How does information move into long-term memory? Scholars view the process at the molecular level with an animation. They learn about synaptic growth and how specific genes become active.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Pre-teach gene activation if pupils aren't confident they understand the concept
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on a high level of knowledge about molecules, the brain, and CREB
  • Video is available for watching online or downloading in high or low definition
Pros

  • Includes a transcript for English learners
  • Links to related videos for further learning
Cons

  • None
NGSS