Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study

Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
Bones and Muscles and Nerves: Microscope Study
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Product Description

What do muscle, bone, and nerve cells look like under the microscope? What's unusual about skeletal muscle cells and how do they look different when viewed longitudinally versus cross-sectionally? Use a variety of purchased prepared slides to study these.

Questions Answered:

  • How do bone cells look microscopically?
  • How do muscle cells look microscopically and how do different types of muscle cells look different?
  • How do nerves cells look microscopically?

Topics Addressed:

  • Bone cells have a characteristic microscopic shape
  • Skeletal muscle cells are noteworthy for having multiple nuclei
  • A single nerve cell can be many centimeters long

Materials Needed

prepared microscope slides of bones, muscles, and nerves; microscope

Preparation Time

order slides

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

Other resources

Click here to see companion curricular pieces:

Bones, Muscles, & Nerves Collection

Answer Key

Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.

Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14

Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
  • Diagrams for labeling

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5 pages
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30 minutes
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