Neuron (HTML5 version)

Phet Labs written in HTML5 will run in most current browsers.


Neuron (HTML5 version and Java version from Phet Labs site) Neuron

This lab is available in both HTML5 and a Java applet on the Phet Labs site. Phet Labs written in Java must be viewed in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11)


Stimulate a neuron and monitor what happens. Pause, rewind, and move forward in time in order to observe the ions as they move across the neuron membrane.

Discipline: Biology

Topic: Neuron

Product: PhET Labs Interactive Simulations

Vendor: PhET Labs

Technical requirements: HTML5 version can be run in most current browsers. Java and Flash version must be viewed in IE11.

Accessibility info: University of Colorado Boulder accessibility page.
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Link to Lab: Neuron HTML5 version. Neuron Java applet and HTML5 version

Reviews: Peer Reviews in MERLOT

MERLOT Resources: MERLOT material detail page for PhET Labs

Instructional materials: instructor and lab manuals available online from PhET Websites.

Description: All of PhET simulations are extensively tested and evaluated.

Case studies: PhET Research Page
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