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.
Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle FibresQuick View

Fast and Slow Twitch Muscle Fibres

A PPT with information regarding the 2 types of fibres. Students collect information about the fibres from around the room (included in PPT) and complete a table stating the differences. They can then use their knowledge to predict the types of fibres found in different animal muscles. There is an exam question and mark scheme to determine understanding of subject material. I have included the lesson plan I provided when I was observed so feel free to tweak it to suit your group.
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!
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.
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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
MusclesQuick View


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 www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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.
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”.
Muscles Resource Bundle (A level)Quick View

Muscles Resource Bundle (A level)

Save 35% by buying this bundle of resources on muscle structure and function tailored to content at A-level. Included is A detailed PowerPoint outlining muscle structure, the sarcomere and the full sliding filament model of muscle action. A detailed cut and stick activity in which students must sequence the events in a single powerstroke of a myosin head. A single sided worksheet of simple questions on the sarcomere and its structure. A double sided revision sheet/knowledge organiser to help students summarise the whole topic.
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.
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 - PowerPoint presentation and worksheetsQuick View

Muscles - PowerPoint presentation and worksheets

Muscles: KS2 Science Teaching Resource In this science teaching resource pupils are introduced to the functions of muscles. This engaging 40 slide PowerPoint presentation is an ideal resource to use in a lesson covering the year 3 science curriculum objective: Animals, including humans - identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement Content includes: - why we need muscles - explanation of the different types of muscles and their functions (skeletal, smooth, cardiac) - link to an introductory video - an explanation of how muscles help us to move - an explanation of how muscles work in pairs (triceps and biceps) and accompanying animation - an explanation of the main muscles of the body and accompanying activity - a muscles quiz - three worksheets 'Muscles' can be edited giving teachers the freedom to adapt the resource to suit the needs of each class they teach.
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A look at the different muscles in the human body.