Establishing Resting Potential of a Neuron Video


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During a neuron's resting potential, there are more _____ ions inside the cell.

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1. When a neuron fires, _____ ions flow into the cell.

2. Neuron channels are made up of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you several questions about neurons. You'll be asked about a neuron's resting potential, its channels and ions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Determine the type of ion that's more abundant during a neuron's resting potential
  • Identify the ions that flow into the cell after a neuron fires
  • Know what makes up neuron channels
  • Understand what you call the channel that lets ions in and out of a cell
  • Name the channel that forces ions out of a cell

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related neuron lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about ions to determine which ions are present during a neuron's resting potential and when it fires
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding neuron channels

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Establishing Resting Potential of a Neuron to further your understanding of this topic. The lesson will helps you:

  • Define the human nervous system
  • Learn how neurons fire through an illustrative example
  • Understand what happens after ions leave the cell