Make a Neuron

Below are some links which may be helpful in drawing or making a neuron to learn about the parts of a neuron and how they function.

About neurons

Just as a house is made of bricks, our bodies are also made up of building blocks, and we call these 'cells'. To the right is a cartoon of a cell. Students might have learned about some of the parts of the cell at school.


The brain is also made up of cells, and these brain cells have a special name - 'neurons'.

Below is a labeled cartoon of a neuron. Neurons look quite different to the above picture of a cell because they are specialised for a particular job - to send messages to each other.

Animal cell: Jomegat assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0,