Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study

Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
Muscle Fatigue Lab Activity: Human Body Study
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Product Description

Investigate muscle fatigue with this simple muscle fatigue lab activity. Students can graph their results or focus on the qualitative aspects of the activity. Likely you already have the required simple equipment needed for this memorable lab.

Questions Answered:

  • What happens when muscles contract over and over?
  • What causes muscle cramps?
  • How can you demonstrate muscle fatigue?

Topics Addressed:

  • Muscles become fatigued when used quickly and repetitively.
  • Muscle fatigue can be measured.

Materials Needed

binder clips or clothespins, second timer

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.

Teaching Time

About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment

Preparation Time

none

Target Audience

Middle School Students, Ages 11-14

Student Sheets

  • Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
  • Diagrams for labeling

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Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.

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6 pages
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30 minutes
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