Conduction of Impulses to Nerve Fibres Experiment Kit
The Conduction of Impulses to Nerve Fibres Experiment Kit comprises a model for simulating the conduction of impulses along nerve fibres. Enabling experiments which are based on the property of iron to develop a protective oxide coating in acid solutions under specific conditions. This impressive analogical model is based on the reversibility of the process of passivation and the appearance of a reactivation along a long iron rod. The materials provided allow the students to use the model to demonstrate continuous and saltatory conduction as well as the principle of transmission of neurotransmitters.
Please note: The required chemicals (hydrogen peroxide, sulphuric acid, sodium chloride solution) are not included.
- Simulation of continuous conduction along non-myelinated axons
- Simulation of saltatory conduction by means of a model experiment
- Transmission of information by neurotransmitters
- 1 x Acrylic trough
- 3 x Iron rods
- 1 x Zinc electrode
- 15 x Jackets for isolation of sections of the iron rod
- Detailed experimental instructions