Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers

Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Muscle Types: Smooth and Skeletal Muscle Fibers
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Product Description

Study both smooth and skeletal muscles by looking at raw and cooked meat. You should be able to see the fascia and how skeletal muscle is comprised of bundled fibers whereas smooth muscle is not.

Questions Answered:

  • What are some characteristics of skeletal muscles?
  • What are some characteristics of smooth muscles?
  • How do smooth and skeletal muscles compare?

Topics Addressed:

  • Skeletal muscle fibers differ from those of smooth muscle
  • Skeletal muscle cells are long and fibrous
  • Skeletal muscle cells are bundled together by fascia

Materials Needed

assorted cubes of meat (chicken, beef, calamari) cooked and uncooked, tray (optional)

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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

purchase meat; cook some

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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