Smooth Muscle Teacher Resources
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Protection, Support, and Locomotion
For this human body worksheet, students will review 5 terms associated with the skin by filling in the blank. Then students will read 14 statements about the human skeleton and muscles and determine if its true or false.
What Structures and Behaviours Can Be Observed in Vinegar Eels?
Students view vinegar eels under a microscope at different magnifications. They use a DigiScope with the camera attachment in place of the eyepiece. Students count the number of thrashing movements in 10 seconds. They repeat this three times and compute the average number of thrashes. Students describe the muscles in the vinegar eels. They create a video of vinegar eel movement.
The Muscle System
In this biology worksheet, 9th graders define striated and identify if the muscles of chicken's leg are striated or smooth. Then they determine how the muscles of a chicken leg are attached to the bones. Students also cut muscles away from joint and count the number of bundles they have from the leg.
Muscles for Locomotion
In this muscles worksheet, students review the characteristics of the 3 types of muscles: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. This worksheet has 7 matching and 4 short answer questions.
New! Examining the Heart
Break hearts with this lesson; chicken or sheep hearts, that is! Your class examines the external and internal structure of the heart with a dissection activity. Extremely detailed notes are provided for you to safely guide learners through the exploration. It is highly recommended that you access and teach the previous two lessons that are part of the same unit on the heart and circulation so that pupils are already familiar with the structures they will be looking at. If you cannot purchase class sets of hearts, you could opt to dissect one as a demonstration.
How the Body Works - Muscles
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!
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.
New! The Skeleton
Don't be chicken to try a lesson that compares the anatomy of birds to humans. Read the background information so you don't have to wing it when it comes to the anatomy of a chicken. Prepare cooked chicken bones by soaking them in a bleach solution, then guide your young scientists through an exploration of bones and cartilage. Finish the activity with a comparison between chicken and human anatomy to identify the similarities and differences. Note: be sure to allow yourself enough time to prepare the bones at least a day in advance.
Human Body Series - Digestive System Quiz (Grades 9 to 12)
After learning about the function of the digestive system, pupils can show what information they've digested! Through seven multiple-choice questions, they tell how long it takes to digest foods, where nutrients are processed, the order of the organs, and more! Use this as a pop-quiz at the end of a lesson or as a class warm-up. Note that the publisher aimed this at high schoolers, but you may find that it is appropriate for younger learners as well.
Hard Core Exercises
This is not a lesson plan, but can be made a part of a lesson plan in a weight training or conditioning class, or even as part of a team sports workout. This list contains 12 hard core strength training exercises that can be done without any equipment. How to do each exercise is described in great detail. Use this list and work on strengthening those core muscle groups.
Stem Cell Development
Like a fresh canvas, stem cells can turn into almost anything. In a comprehensive lesson, high school biologists use clay to build a 3-D model of cell division and the processes that occur during the first 14 days of development. Also included is a detailed graphic organizer for taking notes about the important concepts and vocabulary related to stem cells. The procedure is very clear and easy to follow; your pupils will enjoy getting their hands dirty while learning about how they all came to be.
A series of diagrams and photographs is a vivid tool for delivering a lesson about blood vessels. Each slide has notes for the lecturer to use to explain each slide. Your young biologists will increase their understanding of the structure and function of arteries, veins, and capillaries. The final slide provides a comparison chart for them to copy and complete as a review of the information absorbed.
Eighth graders explore how different body systems work together. In this life science instructional activity, 8th graders research the organs involved and functions of a body system they chose. They share their findings with the class.
Water Will, Water Way
Students complete a unit on biodiversity and their significance to pharmaceuticals. They
In this biology learning exercise, students complete 134 multiple choice and short answer questions in preparation for the biology final exam.
Students discover how the sense of sight helps us recognize each other and explore color, motion and distance.
Fifth graders discover how to make healthy choices in nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, 5th graders research the daily nutrition requirements recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students keep a food diary for three days and learn how to make healthy choices in creating a balanced diet.
"A Sound of Thunder" Vocabulary in Context
Ray Bradbury does it again, providing a story full of symbolism and interest. After your class reads "A Sound of Thunder" and studies the difficult vocabulary, quiz them with this sheet. Example words include aurora, expendable, and revoke.
Control of Respiration
For this biology worksheet, learners examine the brain center and how it controls the operation of respiration and interacts with the upper respiratory system.
Synaptic Transmittal Part 3
In this biology learning exercise, students examine the biochemistry of transmitting signals across the neuron to another receiving dendrite.