Making “Connectomes”


Whether you want to unlock the mysteries of cellular energetics, or just ride the Tokyo subway, you’re going to need to be good at making connections.

A “Connectome” is a way of showing the natural connections between related ideas. Some people call them “concept maps” or “bubble-maps” but I like the term “Connectome” because of its origins in neuroscience. Connectomes technically represent a 3d map of all 100 trillion connections that exist between all the neurons in your brain, but here I’m using the term to describe any kind of map that connects lots of related ideas together.

To review what we’ve read and learned about the processes of cellular energy, you will create a vibrant diagram connecting the processes and key players of Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis. You’ll be using a slick website called Mind-meister to realize your work. Get to clickin’ below:

Log-in with google to create an account on

View and “clone” Mr. Le’s template using the link at the bottom of the screen. The icon should look like this:

Make sure to receive full credit for your connectome by closely following instructions found on the meister-task website here.

The product of your work will be submitted as a link on Canvas by Friday 2/12/2016.



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