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Anatomy: Muscular System
These sites offer factual information about the muscular system for students in the upper grades. There are interactive sites that allow you to explore the body’s muscles, plus numerous online quizzes to test your knowledge. Also includes activity and lesson ideas.
This site has two activities/lessons designed for high school students that can be adapted to any subject area. Requires students to research and present information in a book that they will make. NOTE: contains Google ads.
This is a hands-on/simulation activity designed for high school students. Students must build a doll (with strings) to simulate the muscular/bone structure. The site is complete with student handout, lesson plan, and materials needed.
Teams of students must choose a system of the body for which they will design a travel brochure. Requires research, organizational and presentation skills from the students and provides a rubric for grading for the educator.
Select a muscle group thumbnail from the menu, then roll your mouse over the large image. The muscle will be highlighted in the small diagram. Click on a muscle to see its name. When you are ready, each muscle group has a quiz.
Learn more about the types of muscles in the human body. Click on the muscle region of the body you want to know more about and then see the different types of muscles and how they move. NOTE: Flash player is needed to play games or view some files.