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Brainstorm the reasons why a healthy heart is important. Using a diagram, label and locate the heart and discuss its function. Practice finding your heartbeat and describe the effects of physical activity on the heart. Also perform an exercise and state the muscles used.
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.
Students complete activities to explore muscles and their functions. In this muscle science lesson, students work in groups to define the types of muscles in the human body. Students watch a video about the topic and discuss muscle functions. Students draw and label the three types of muscle tissue and list the functions of the muscular system. Students view a PowerPoint about the topic and complete a related worksheet.
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.
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.
Complete with teachers' notes for most of the slides, this is a tremendous presentation of the four types of tissues: epithelial, connective, nerve, and muscle. Each is displayed with pertinent vocabulary and photos of microscope slides or color diagrams. Applicable to an introductory anatomy course, this PowerPoint is an excellent enhancement to your lecture.
This is not a lesson, but can be made a part of a lesson 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.
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.
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 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.