The Cockroach Beatbox

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A neuroscientist explains, with the aid of creative and colorful animation and an actual cockroach leg, how the brain transmits and receives electrical messages. He uses electricity to cause the cockroach leg to move. This top-notch video is a must for your nervous system unit! Fabulous! If you are really ambitious, try the demonstration yourself!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Vivid animation
  • Demonstrates how nerve impulses travel
  • Entirely engaging
  • Customizable option to create your own assessment
  • Would be useful for addressing NGSS HS-LS1-2
Cons

  • None