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Students participate in a series of timed relay races using their skeletal muscles. They compare the movement of skeletal muscle and relate how engineers help astronauts exercise skeletal muscles in space. They list the three types of muscles and identify each as voluntary or involuntary, explain why exercise is important to maintaining healthy muscles and describe how engineers and our muscles work together as a team.
Students explore types, structures, and uses of muscles. For this muscles lesson, students complete a KWL chart about muscles and form groups to do computer research about different types of muscles. Students name and label various muscles and their function and participate in an experiment to determine which muscle is the strongest.
A compact notebook of slides, this presentation describes characteristics of three types of muscle. Most of the slides consist simply of bullet-point facts for each type, although a diagram and information on the structure of skeletal muscle are included. This attractive PowerPoint will guide your biology learners as they take notes on your muscle lecture.
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.
For this muscles worksheet, students describe characteristics of the three types of muscle and the function of each. Then they describe the gross and microscopic anatomy of skeletal muscle. Students also describe the steps that occur in a muscle cell that lead to the sliding filament theory.
In this skeletal system worksheet, students will read a graphic organizer and complete 1 short answer question about the five functions of the skeleton. Then students will use a graphic organizer about muscle types to fill in a table comparing the smooth, cardiac, and skeletal muscles.
In this muscular system worksheet, students list the factors used in naming skeletal muscles. Then they explain how fascicle arrangement in muscles contributes to muscle mechanics. Students also describe the three classes of levers in terms of power vs. speed and effort, load, an fulcrum.
Tne New York Regents High School Examinations are comprehensive and include various styles of questions, includingmultiple choice and the analysis of graphs. This particular version, the 2008 Living Environment exam surveys a variety of topics. Not only do test takers answer questions about populations and habitats, they also show what they know about genetics, cell structure, cell transport, DNA, and protein synthesis.
Students examine organisms that are composed of tissues, organs, and systems. They dissect a fetal pig and explore the assigned organs systems such as the skeletal, muscular, and circulatory organs. Students identify and explain their organ and its function to other their peers.