Lesson Plans

Make a Mad, Mad, Mad Neuron

Created by : 
The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center

An interactive game that gives teens the opportunity to explore how the brain works by building their own monster neural circuit.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • 1 interactive game
  • Printable Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheets

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Knowledge of anatomy of a neuron

Time / Duration: 

  • 1 class period per 1-2 games


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 - 3 students
  • Printer/copier for printable module worksheet and answer guide
  • Latest Java® version required

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • National Science Education Standards


  • English