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Neurulation External

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Shockwave Flash
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Description This is a relatively detailed FlashTM animation of the neurulating embryo. Beginning with a dorsal view of the bilaminar germ disc, the primitive streak elongates and regresses as somites form and the neural tube invaginates and closes. The disc then turns to a lateral view of the embryo to demonstrate the rapid expansion of the central neural tissue. In the last frame users can pass the cursor of the forty somite embryo to display the underlying vesicles of the internal central nervous system.
Type of Resource Animation, Lecture / Lecture Outline / Lecture Notes, Tutorial
Format Shockwave Flash - SWF
Technical Note To open the animation using Internet Explorer follow these steps. (1.) Click the link for the animation. (2.) A dialog box may pop up that begins with the statement "Windows cannot open this file:" If this box does not appear proceed to step four. If it does choose "Select the program from a list," then click OK. (3.) Another dialog box will pop up that lists different programs. Make sure "Internet Explorer" is selected, then click OK. (4.) Internet Explorer will pop up. Beneath the toolbars at the top of the window a yellow bar will appear that reads "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or Active X controls that could access your computer. Click here for options..." Pass the cursor over this yellow bar and click the right mouse button. (5.) A dialog box will pop up. Left click the option "Allow Blocked Content." (6.) Another dialog box will appear labeled "Security Warning" asking you to confirm that you want to run the content. Click "Yes." (7.) The Flash animation will appear in the Internet Explorer Window. (8.) Instructions for navigating the lesson are provided by the first frame of the animation.
Jack Thatcher, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Development Date July 7, 2011
Grade/Age Levels Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Undergraduate upper division (Grades 15-16)
Professional (degree program)
Continuing Education
Informal Education
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed by SDB Peer Reviewers
Review Date September 6, 2011
Funding Source None
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