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Eleventh graders study the major components of the muscular system.  In this anatomy lesson students examine the major muscles of mammals and possible disorders.
In this biology instructional activity, 5th graders read about the components and actions of the muscular system. They read about smooth muscles, cardiac muscles, and skeletal muscles before completing a matching activity. They match the names of the parts of the muscular system to their descriptions.
Students examine the muscular system. In this muscular system instructional activity, students first draw a realistic representation of their leg or arm bones. Students do several activities to attach these bones to "joints" with string to simulate the actual movement of our bodies.  
Fourth graders explore the muscular system of the human body.
Eighth graders identify and label the primary and secondary muscles used to perform an exercise. Students perform an exercise on a weight machine to figure out which muscles are being used. Students illustrate the muscles used by coloring a diagram of the muscular system.
Challenge pre-med biology classes with this set of questions on the structure and function of the muscular system. The questions are detailed and require students to employ their critical thinking skills. Compliment your anatomy curriculum by assigning this comprehensive activity as a review after your lecture on the muscular system.
In this muscular system quiz instructional activity, students complete an on-line quiz, clicking on questions and matching answers, scoring 1 point for each correct answer. A printed version is available.
In this muscular system learning exercise, students complete an on-line quiz, choosing questions and matching answers. Students score 1 point for each correct answer; a printed version is available.
In this biology worksheet, students color 6 major muscle groups in the human body. They color each group with the colors designated in the directions.

Skeletal System

9th - 11th
Learners study the different properties of the three major systems of the body. For this biology lesson, students investigate the physiology of the skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems. They further divide those systems into deeper categories.
Learners determine the functions of the skin, skeletal and muscular systems, and determine how they are related. Students access online resources to research information about the bones, muscles, and skin. Then learners complete a creative writing activity and an acrostic poem illustrating what they have learned.
A slide show on the muscular system is narrated, discussing the types of muscles and their functions. The muscle is shown in all its parts; the narrator briefly touches on filaments and contraction.
Students gain a greater comprehension of the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system, the skeletal system and connective tissue by researching joints in the body. They also reflect on the effects of injuries on their joints and learn about new treatment methods. Students familiarize themselves with the muscular and skeletal systems by completing a short quiz, using diagrams of the body.

Muscular System

9th - 12th
In this health worksheet, students find the words that describe the aspects of the muscular system. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
In this crossword puzzle activity, students answer 17 clues about vocabulary related to the human skeletal and muscular systems.
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students are provided with the answers for 17 clues about vocabulary related to the human skeletal and muscular systems.
Seventh graders investigate the strength of the muscular system. They explore voluntary and involuntary muscle movement and discuss the types of muscles: cardiac or heart, skeletal, and smooth. They visit stations to answer questions corresponding to each type of muscle.

Muscles, Oh My!

8th - Higher Ed
Students explore the human muscular system. In this science instructional activity, students discuss how engineering is related to the field of bio-mechanics and human movement.

Muscular System

9th - 12th
For this muscular system worksheet, students define related terms of the muscular system, they identify types of muscles, they order the events of muscle contraction and given a clue about structures and function of the muscular system they find the proper term and write it in a series of boxes. The circled letters combine to form the final term for the theory of muscle contraction.
Viewers visit the gym where two kids and a body-building adult are working out. The characters discuss three types of muscles: smooth, cardiac, and skeletal. With middle school humor, colorful animation, and clear information, viewers will strengthen their knowledge of muscles!