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!

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Pros

  • A printable worksheet and answer key are available where learners label 10 major muscle groups
  • A reading article is available to compare with the information in the video
  • The article can be read in Spanish, or it can be listened to if you have learners challenged with reading
  • An online interactive quiz can be given 
  • Health articles about the muscles, bones, and tendons can be found on publisher's website
Cons

  • None