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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.
The structure of SKELETAL MuscleQuick View

The structure of SKELETAL Muscle

A detailed and informative lesson presentation (25 slides) on the organisation and structure of skeletal (striated) muscle. The lesson begins by introducing the students to the fact that skeletal muscle is also known as striated muscle and later in the lesson, they will understand how this defining appearance is produced. Moving forwards, students are shown the structure of skeletal muscle in more and more detail so that they learn the terms muscle fibre, myofibril and myofilaments. Time is taken to ensure that students are able to label the proteins, bands and zones that are found in skeletal muscle. This is done through a student discovery task, where students are given the meanings for each of the bands and then use these to try and label their diagram. This is just one of the examples of a progress check where students can then self-assess their understanding against the displayed mark scheme. Finally, students will see diagrams of resting and contracted muscle and will have to evaluate what has happened to the size of the bands between the two diagrams. This lesson is designed for A-level Biology
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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
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A Level presentations and activities looking at the muscular system.
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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 www.hamilton-trust.org.uk.
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.
Muscles KS3 - differentited for all abilities.Quick View

Muscles KS3 - differentited for all abilities.

A differentiated lesson on muscles that incorporates some self-assessment. The lesson was very engaging to my middle and lower ability sets ! There is an optional practical in it but the lesson does not require it !
GCSE PE AQA  (9-1)  Antagonistic Muscle pairs and Muscle Contractions lesson resourcesQuick View

GCSE PE AQA (9-1) Antagonistic Muscle pairs and Muscle Contractions lesson resources

I have created a PowerPoint, homework and added another worksheet for pupils books covering the new AQA (9-1) syllabus on Antagonistic Muscle pairs and muscle contractions. The PowerPoint contains a lot of information for pupils to take in as well as a lot of questions that pupils can have a go at before the correct answer is given. There is also an activity that pupils can volunteer for as a class activity and interact, then give their own examples to show their understanding. The plenary questions at the end of the PowerPoint are simple closed questions, however teachers can expand on these to where they see fit in the class. The little activity sheet can be used near the beginning of the lesson once antagonistic muscle pairs are explained and the basic biceps and triceps pairing are used. It will help to get the pupils to explain the actions in their own words. The homework sheet is only a few questions out of 10, however these will help to consolidate pupils knowledge and understanding of the lesson that has been taught.
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.
Skeleton, joints and musclesQuick View

Skeleton, joints and muscles

Complete and ready to use lesson covering: Skeleton + Joints + Muscles This is a KS3 lesson. In this lessons students learn among other things: To describe the functions of the skeleton and the role of joints. To name bones and understand where within the skeleton specific bones are located. To understand the different types of joints. To investigate and explain antagonistic muscle pairs. Activities for students include: 3 short starters based on picture for thinking, SPaG/literacy and thinking about what the skeleton is for. Gap fill. Video. Animation game. Questions (all answers provided). Label the skeleton (diagrams and answers are included in this download). Joints gap fill. Practical experiment. Plenary quiz. All answers are provided. Further information: This lesson covers 3 topics, skeleton and joints and muscles. Consequently it covers all the important points but is not as detailed as spending 1 full hour lesson on each of these 3 topics (3 hours total). This lesson is very useful, even more so if you have fallen behind were you should be in comparison to your teaching rota, or you want to get ahead and build a buffer in case students find things more difficult later or need revision time later for tests or end of year exams. (If you need deep detail and to spend a total of 3 hours on these three topics then this is not the lesson for you). Please leave a positive review of this lesson. Thanks, Barclayfox.
Sliding Filament Theory of muscle contractionQuick View

Sliding Filament Theory of muscle contraction

A detailed and engaging lesson presentation (61 slides) and associated worksheet that guides students through the topic of muscle contraction in skeletal muscle. The lesson begins by getting students to compare diagrams of resting and contracted muscle so that they can recognise that some bands get narrower but the A band stays the same length. The students are introduced to the sliding filament theory as a solution to this. Extra details are provided on the myofilaments so that they can understand how each stage of the process works. A number of quick competitions are used during the lesson to aid motivation and to introduce key terms such as cross-bridge and power stroke. Students are shown how questions on the sliding filament theory are usually given and therefore points to look out for. There are progress checks throughout the lesson so that students can assess their understanding. A set homework is included. This lesson is designed for A level students.
A Level PE - Muscle Fibre TypesQuick View

A Level PE - Muscle Fibre Types

A Level Anatomy and Physiology lesson. Learning objectives: - Identify the different types of Muscle Fibre found in skeletal muscles. - Discuss Muscle Fibre types in relation to physical activity. - Introduce the Muscle Fibre Continuum
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Muscle contraction

A worksheet aimed at advanced biology students, this resource serves as a recap of key events that occur during muscle contraction. The worksheet includes reference to the appearance of striated muscle fibres when in a state of contraction and relaxation (e.g. I bands, A-bands, H-zone) and the sequence of events that occur at the neuromuscular junction when a nerve impuse triggers muscle contraction. Key words: muscle, fibres, A-band, I-band, H-zone, contraction, relaxation, calcium, troponin, tropomyosin, myosin, actin
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A look at the different muscles in the human body.
IGCSE PE 1.4 Muscles and TendonsQuick View

IGCSE PE 1.4 Muscles and Tendons

Everything that you would need for section 1.4 Muscles and Tendons to teach your lesson. Use the powerpoint and worksheet together and finish with the exam. All questions and answers are together