Game-Based Learning

Learning Games for Undergraduate Neuroscience Courses & Beyond
Created & Designed by Angel Kaur

 SIGNAL
A Neurotransmission Board Game

Engage students in learning about action potential and synaptic transmission. Usable as a learning activity or an assessment!

Buy the board game: Printed by GameCrafter
Digital game link: Hosted through Genial.ly

Related publication: Kaur A.W. (2021) Signal: A Neurotransmission Board Game. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 20(1):A18-A27.

 FORBIDDEN NEURDS
A Neuroscience Word Game

Master the language of neuroscience with this vocabulary card game!

Several editions available (printed by GameCrafter):

Looking for another topic? Reach out and I’ll see what I can do!

 ROCKY’S SCHOLARLY SHENANIGANS
An Executive Function Game

Join Rocky in scholarly shenanigans as he learns the importance of executive function in college success! 
Useful in a multitude of settings! Use it in freshman courses to explore executive function principles, or as part of an admissions or student success event. The game can also be useful in high school classrooms & for outreach events!

Buy the board game: printed by TheGameCrafter

Looking for a design with your campus mascot? Get in touch and we can discuss a custom game design!

 NEURON COMMUNICATION PUZZLE

Help students learn the sequence of steps involved in action potential & synaptic transmission.
Digital game link: Hosted through Genial.ly

Printable game graphics: Google Form for download

 NEUROTRANSMITTER PUZZLE

Help students learn about the different neurotransmitters and their functions through this interactive puzzle game.

Printable game graphics: Google Form for download

 MEMBRANE POTENTIAL PUZZLE

Created by Machado et al (2018), with updated graphics by me, this puzzle is a hit with the students! Topics include the membrane proteins involved in the dynamics of resting and action potential. 
Digital game link: Hosted through Genial.ly

Printable game graphics: Google Form for download

HOW NEURONS COMMUNICATE

Class Exercise

Combine learning games created by Luchi et al. (2017) and Machado et al (2018), with updated graphics by me, to lead your students through the concepts of diffusion, membrane potential, and action potential (includes the Membrane Potential Puzzle).

Digital game link: Hosted through Genial.ly

Classroom Exercise Directions: Google Form for download

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