Pom-Pom Potential

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Lead your class through the sodium/potassium gate in a fun-filled kinesthetic activity. Pupils simulate the sodium/potassium pump to demonstrate the action potential of ions traveling down a neuron. 

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Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Research the effects of restricted potassium or sodium flow in the body and their long-term effects
Classroom Considerations

  • Make sure there is enough room to carry out this activity
  • Prepare all materials ahead of time so the activity flows easily
Pros

  • Kinesthetic activity engages the entire class and encourages active participation
  • Provides the ability to differentiate learning for variety or if under time constraints
Cons

  • Instructions appear complex and require multiple materials to be conducted as stated in the text
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