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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