Muscles and Muscular System Task CardsQuick View

Muscles and Muscular System Task Cards

These task cards are a great way for students to improve their skills and knowledge of muscles and the muscular system. This product contains 24 cards with multiple choice questions about the muscular system. A recording sheet and an answer key are included. Blank cards are also included for questions to be added, if wanted. The same 24 cards are also available as open ended questions.
Skeletal Muscle StructureQuick View

Skeletal Muscle Structure

Powerpoint and booklet for students to complete on Skeletal Muscle structure. Uses Boardworks slides but has a booklet made to match.
Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)Quick View

Muscles - complete lesson (KS3)

A full lesson on the topic of muscles. The lesson is based on the Activate 1 SOW (B2.6) but can be used for others. The lesson includes a competitive game based on the recall of information and a whiteboard quiz. The plenary is based on student reflection on their progress against the learning objectives. PowerPoint animations and timers are included to facilitate self/peer mediated correction and to promote pace respectively.
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KS3 new for the Activate resource "Structure and Function" module This series or resources is based heavily on the attached booklet I made I take credit for the presentation and structure but not for all the images and source materials
Muscles: Structure, contraction and sliding filament hypothesisQuick View

Muscles: Structure, contraction and sliding filament hypothesis

This is the lesson I use to deliver the Muscles topic for AQA and OCR A-level Biology. It usually takes about 2 hours. The lesson covers the arrangement of muscle fibres, the structure of a sarcomere, sliding filament hypothesis, neuromuscular junctions, fast and slow twitch muscles. The diagrams in the worksheet support the powerpoint, giving students the opportunity to label or annotate their notes. I have put comments into the powerpoint notes section to give ideas on how to use each slide/the purpose of each activity (like a mini lesson plan). The sequencing activity can be laminated and cut up so that students can order the sliding filament hypothesis. The exam questions are good for recall and application of knowledge. I have found that this lesson works very well in helping students understand the topic. Happy Teaching!
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Time for some muscle building! Children look at joints in the human body and the movements that each allow before looking at how muscles control every move we make. Models are constructed to show how pairs of antagonistic muscles pull to work together. Suitable for Y4 pupils. Find other lesson plans and resources at
KS3 - Muscles & MovementQuick View

KS3 - Muscles & Movement

Describe how muscles, joints and bones work to move your body Other Broader/Cross-curricular links – PSHE/Body/Self, PE, sports science Starter: Have a think: are muscles like elastic bands? | Dispel misconceptions, ask them to think about models Recap on bones, joints, ligaments, tendons. Shoulder blade = scapula Functions of bones are – protection, support Where a bone meets (joint) Softer bit on the end of the bone (cartilage) The cushioning liquid on a join (synovial fluid) Connects bone to bone (ligaments) Muscle to bone (tendon) Revision Worksheet & Questions Main Activity Muscles –long and stretchy? Animation / video of muscle Muscle fibre ‘model’. Can change shape. Remind about Antagonistic Pair Is an elastic band a good model? How would you better represent a muscle? Cardiac –heart, what is special about it? Tendons can’t, ligaments can’t muscles can Types of muscle - smooth, skeletal, cardiac Match type of muscle worksheet + stick in book Slide w/Q: What would happen if our skeletal muscles were replaced by tendons? (so heart still works etc!) – couldn’t move Get them to write and articulate. What would happen if all skeletal muscles were replaced by cardiac muscles? Ext: if you need to make a muscle bunch up and get shorter, what do you need to use up? (energy) Takeaway Question/Plenary: How many muscles will you use on the way to break now? To have them thinking that they use muscles to move and realise/value what they have learned.
Muscle Fibre TypesQuick View

Muscle Fibre Types

This resource is for the new specification of the GCSE PE EDEXCEL. It focuses on muscle fibre types and includes a powerpoint presentation and three activity sheets.
KS3 Skeletal and muscle system revision matQuick View

KS3 Skeletal and muscle system revision mat

Revision mat for KS3 science topic "skeletal and muscle systems". Includes revision on the structure and function of the skeletal system, how antagonistic muscles work in pairs and calculating force applied by muscles. Contains a completed mat.
Year 3 Animals, including Humans: The Skeleton, Muscles and MovementQuick View

Year 3 Animals, including Humans: The Skeleton, Muscles and Movement

A comprehensive collection of Science worksheets focusing on the 'Animals, including humans' topic for Year 3 pupils. The worksheets are designed to be the following: - visually appealing for primary school children and can be coloured in - encourage independent learning as the pupils can work through them following the clear instructions given - useful when learning the topic, revising the topic and/or assessing your pupils' knowledge and understanding of the topic. - useful to project on the board as you teach the topic and can be filled in using a smart board if desired. The worksheet pack covers the following: 1.) The Human Skeleton Worksheet 2.) Joints and Muscles Worksheet 3.) Animals Without a Skeleton - The Snail 4.) Animals Without a Skeleton - The Octopus 5.) The Skeleton and Movement topic summary crossword 6.) Teacher Instruction Sheet with guidance on using the pack of worksheets All worksheets come with a completed answer sheet, useful for the non-specialist teaching Science.
Year 7 Biology - Fitness, Excercise, Circulation, Muscles + JointsQuick View

Year 7 Biology - Fitness, Excercise, Circulation, Muscles + Joints

Set of complete lessons based on the new curriculum; covers muscles, bones and organs. Lessons are good to go or can be tailored to your specific requirements. Worksheets referenced are from the Exploring Science package. 1. Fitness 3. Exercise and our muscles 4. Circulatory system 5. Blood supply 7. Vertebrates 8. Human skeleton 9A. Muscles 9B. Joints 10. Effects of drugs
Biology A Level - Muscles - Sliding Filament Theory Cut & Stick ActivityQuick View

Biology A Level - Muscles - Sliding Filament Theory Cut & Stick Activity

This resource consists of a two page worksheet. The first is a grid and the second is the tiles that should be cut out and stuck on the former to complete it. Cut and stick activities can be unpopular - especially at A-level - but my students have all agreed this is a great summary activity and a fantastic resource for later revision. The finished result is a single sided piece that works through the entire cycle of a single myosin head power stroke.
Antagonistic muscle pairs activitiesQuick View

Antagonistic muscle pairs activities

The resources were designed for use in GCSE PE lessons, but could also be used in BTEC and A-Level lessons. The activities include matching up, fill in the blanks and exam style writing tasks.
Muscles and Blood Year 7 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 7Cb) Muscles and Bones topic, Red Blood CellsQuick View

Muscles and Blood Year 7 Lesson PowerPoint (KS3 7Cb) Muscles and Bones topic, Red Blood Cells

Full lesson PowerPoint (with independent learning activities) sufficient to teach a broad range of abilities about the role of the heart and blood in distributing oxygen. The lesson is in keeping with the current KS3 UK National Curriculum, is easily accessible for students and simple to follow for teachers. You will also need to download the free activity“7Cb Red blood cell cloze text” from my TES shop. As an optional activity, see also my free independent learning task on blood “7Cb Gingerblood man”.
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A look at the different muscles in the human body.
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A Level presentations and activities looking at the muscular system.