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Muscle Diagram

For Students 6th - 12th
Label the major muscle groups in the human body. This worksheet is two pages, one for the anterior/front view and one for the posterior/back view. The class labels the major muscle group, the common name for the group, and identifies an...
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For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learn all about the best way to stretch your major muscle groups. Nine of the major muscle groups found in the human body are listed along with discussion points on why exercise and stretching are so important to muscle development. Two...
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How the Body Works: Muscles

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Which Muscles?- Olympic Learn and Play Sports

For Students 5th - 7th
In this math, science, and physical education worksheet, students brainstorm and study about the muscles that are used while participating in different Olympic sports. They color the muscle groups of the body by follow the directions...
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How Your Muscular System Works

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get ready for some heavy lifting! A detailed video lesson explains the different muscle groups and their functions. The presenter compares and contrasts different types of muscle compositions related to their purposes.
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Flexibility Lesson Plan

For Students 6th - 8th
Biceps, triceps, latissimus dorsi, Pectorals, quadriceps, hamstrings, and abdominals. Young athletes rotate through a series of stations, read information and answer questions about muscle fibers, and practice stretching those muscles to...
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Muscle Fibers

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Biomechanical Joint

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Discuss mechanical advantage and how the human body moves/works. Learners focus on bioengineering, working together to build a functioning mechanical arm. Additionally, they analyze an air muscle, discussing its appropriate use in humans. 
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Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance - Abdominal Circuit

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are seven abdominal exercises that can be done in three and a half minutes. This is not a full-fledged instructional activity but seven well-described exercises to improve strength and endurance in the abdominal muscles. Each one is...
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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen understanding of the musculoskeletal system with a structured lesson! 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...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
You can't smile without face muscles! A presentation covers the muscular system in the body, including the parts and functions of the smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscles. Additionally, it addresses neuromuscular junctions, the...
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Dynamic Duo: Bones and Muscles

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the relationship between their skeletal and muscular systems, resulting in ability to name and compare types of joints and ability to demonstrate how muscles move bones.
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Tropomyosin and tropin and their tole in regulating muscle contraction

For Students 10th - 12th
To fully understand the actions of the muscle cells in overall contraction, students should watch this video which combines a recap of the previous video and a description of the interactions between the main proteins. It will be...
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Human Body Series - Bones, Muscles, and Joints Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
A group of 10 questions of various styles queries your anatomy and physiology fanatics on the workings of the musculoskeletal system. Because several of the questions pertain to bone disease and more advanced topics like synovial and...
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Muscles in Motion

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explain how biceps and triceps work. In this life science lesson, students conduct an experiment to test which muscle (biceps or triceps) is stronger. They calculate class average from the result.
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Muscular and Skeletal Systems

For Teachers 5th Standards
How do muscles move bones? Find out using a built-in-class model. Pupils construct a hand model with paper and string, then follow a series of directions to explore the movement process. Discover additional information about the muscular...
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Fisher Dissection: Harvard Adventures, Part 2

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What can we learn about the evolution of mammals from a fisher? An engaging video from Brain Scoop's fossils and geology series illustrates the anatomical features of mammals through the dissection of a fisher. Content includes the...
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Exploring Muscle Action in the Human Body

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars collect and graph data and use the internet to research the skeletal muscles.
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Practicing Language through Advertisements

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Investigate the English language through a PowerPoint presentation on how humans use their muscles. High schoolers then take notes, draw, and discuss one muscle group. Intended to build strong writing skills through synthesis, analysis...
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Meats Make Muscles

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the meat group of the food pyramid. In this nutrition and diet lesson, 2nd graders study the benefits of eating foods in the meat group, collect data regarding their classmates' favorite foods, and create a graph...
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Know Bones About It!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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.
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Electricity, Frankenstein, and the Spark of Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Shocking! After viewing a short clip from the 1931 movie, Frankenstein and reviewing electricity references in Mary Shelley's novel, class members examine Luigi Galvani's and Alessandro Volta's observations on electricity and muscle...
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Five Physical Fitness Components

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five learning stations for five physical fitness components: cardiovascular exercise, body composition, muscle endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. As pupils progress through each station, they will complete assigned tasks,...
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Tissues (Part 1)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Once a nerve cell is damaged, it cannot be reproduced. Video number two in a series of 47 introduces high schoolers to tissues, focusing on the four types: nervous, muscle, epithelial, and connective. The narrator teaches their roles in...

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