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Students make a model of a major skeletal muscle group. They consider how their life might change if they didn't have, or lack use of, this particular muscle group.
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 collect and graph data and use the internet to research the skeletal muscles.
In this biology worksheet, learners examine the internal functions of the human body while considering the factors needed to explain the physiological reactions.
Previous videos have dealt with the proteins that produce mechanical motion and how nerves stimulate contraction. But this presentation explains on a gross anatomical scale, how skeletal muscle is structured.
Young scholars learn three different types of muscles. By building a model of the arm, they learn its basic anatomy and how muscles function in relationship to bones. They perform an experiment on the relationship between muscle size and muscle fatigue.
For this biology worksheet, high schoolers examine the internal functions of the human body while considering the factors needed to explain the physiological reactions.
In this biology worksheet, students examine the internal functions of the human body while considering the factors needed to explain the physiological reactions.
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 worksheet, students examine the internal functions of the human body while considering the factors needed to explain the physiological reactions.
Students study the different properties of the three major systems of the body. In this biology lesson, students investigate the physiology of the skeletal, muscular and integumentary systems. They further divide those systems into deeper categories.
In this biology worksheet, 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.
In this bones and muscles worksheet, learners read about joints and muscles, then create an outline of their body on a large sheet of paper and answer related questions about their joints, bones and muscles.
In 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.
Learners explore the muscular system to examine the different types of muscles in our bodies and how they work with other body systems. They discover how muscles help us chew food and laugh. Videos are used as part of this lesson.
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.
Students explore the human muscular system. In this science lesson, students discuss how engineering is related to the field of bio-mechanics and human movement.
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson plan! Begin with a discussion of bones, joints, and muscles. Have small groups read assigned articles and watch videos to gather information and then write a radio commentary of how the body parts work in a sports action. Finally, learners label a diagram of the internal structure of a bone. Pick and choose from the large selection of hip resources what would be most appropriate for your learners. Note that this review retains titles for the original articles, but includes Internet addresses for the most up-to-date links.
What better way to learn about muscle than by dissecting one? Using cow muscle (beef), learners compare bundles of yarn to muscle fibers as they explore each. The supplemental reading about astronauts losing muscle mass in space and what types of tests are being conducted to combat that atrophy adds real-world value to the lesson plan, as well as a hook to engage kids. Although the publisher states the lesson plan is for grades 3-12, it is most developmentally appropriate for middle school or high school.

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