Pesticides and their associated modes of action serve as real-world examples of chemical toxicity, stimulating student interest and supporting their understanding of nervous system function and cell signaling. An open-source web application called “Neuron-to-Neuron Normal and Toxic Actions” hosts narrated animations of pesticide toxic actions and exists as a resource for instructors of advanced secondary or undergraduate biology courses. This article describes the features of the web application, reports student feedback on the animations, and details a cooperative learning procedure for instructors to use the web application in online learning environments or in-person classroom settings with technology support.
A New Open-Source Web Application with Animations to Support Learning of Neuron-to-Neuron Signaling
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Catherine E. LePrevost, W. Gregory Cope, Yan Shen, Donnie Wrights; A New Open-Source Web Application with Animations to Support Learning of Neuron-to-Neuron Signaling. The American Biology Teacher 1 December 2021; 83 (9): 600–602. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2021.83.9.600
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