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Lesson 9: The Electric Body (EWIT)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Electricity, Waves & Info Transfer Unit
Terms in this set (15)
A voltage pulse that travels along a neuron's axon and performs the function of information transfer in the nervous system.
An electric component that stores electric charges.
The variable in an experiment whose value is determined by the experiment.
A labeled drawing that explains or shows the parts of something. A diagram can be a type of model.
The variable in an experiment that the experimenter purposefully changes in order to determine its effect.
Stored information that can be later recalled.
A tool scienctists and engineers use to represent ideas or provide an explanation. Models may include diagrams, drawings, physical replicas, mathematical representations, analogies, or computer simulations.
An electrical signal that transmits information in the nervous system.
The body system that transmits information to and from various parts of the body and coordinates body movements; in humans and many other animals, the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
A specialized cell that transmits signals to and from the brain or spinal cord; a nerve cell.
A nerve cell that transmits sensory information, such as sight, sound, and feeling.
Specialized cells in the body that receive information from the environment and generate signals that stimulate neurons.
A means of communication used during information transfer.
A sufficient change or input that results in a response.
Essentially, a measure of the work associated with moving an electric charge from one point to another.
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