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21st Century Medicine: Nerves of Steel

Students model a sarcomere's action, they gain a kinesthetic and visual understanding of muscle contraction. They use this exercise stimulates the production of myosin and actin. Students use two colors of clay, make a "sandwich" of actin and myosin layers. Arrange the clay filaments to represent the sarcomere in its most relaxed stage.

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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Technology
Video
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