This is an introductory unit to human body musculature. It can be used by itself or supplemented with additional material. This unit includes notes to be taken by the student, a PPT, 2 internet activities, 4 assignments that can be used electronically or printed as a paper copy and a project that includes creating a foldable. All Keys and Instructions are included.
How To Use This Unit - Muscles TpT
1. Start off with the “Intro to Muscles Board Notes”. These notes can be separated into 3 days of notes – each day will take about 15 minutes to take down the notes and then discuss them afterward. I project the notes onto my Promethean Board or whiteboard.
2. The “Human Body Musculature” PPT can be used after the first day of notes to introduce the students to the vast amount of human musculature. Includes lots of pictures, interesting facts, and some humor. The PPT is 16 slides and will take approximately 25 minutes to introduce to the class. Follow this with the “Human Body Musculature PPT Worksheet”. The KEY is included. This is an electronic assignment that can be printed as a paper copy. It correlates directly with the PPT, so the students will need a copy of the PPT as well. I allow students access to the PPT electronically; then they can complete the assignment electronically as well and submit it through a drop box.**
3. “ Superficial 16 Muscles D and D” is a drag and drop labeling activity created as an electronic document that can also be printed as a paper copy. The students can use the PPT or the internet to find the correct answers. Posterior and anterior musculature is labeled. The KEY is included.
4. “Muscle Mania!” is an assignment that involves reading a paragraph or two, then answering questions about what was just read. The reading is interesting, full of fun facts, and in a larger font for easy reading. There are two internet activities at the end of the assignment that the students can go to and complete for credit. This assignment, including the internet activities, will take 2-50 minute class periods. The KEY is included.
5. Facial Musculature is a paper assignment. A depiction of the facial muscles must be labeled with 11 correct terms. The terms are described with location and function, so the student just needs to find their correct location on the picture. The KEY is included.
6. The “Muscles Foldable Project” will take approximately 3-50 minute class periods. It involves making a foldable out of 6 pieces of 8 ½ X 11 construction paper to create a 12 tab foldable. The foldable can then be cut in half to make two separate foldables for 2 students. Each tab is used for a different muscle/muscle group. The student uses the internet to research the appropriate information to complete the assignment. This is a great, comprehensive learning activity and the students really enjoy this one.
**I give a lot of electronic assignments to be completed by the student on a laptop then submitted in a drop box such as Black Board, Schoology or School Space. In order to do this effectively, I create Word assignments without using lines for answers. Trying to type an answer on a line just makes the line shift on the document. So instead of a line, I use two red asterisks (this is so fast and easy to create). The students place their cursor between the two red asterisks and begin typing their answers (or their name, date, etc., wherever they need to type information). This makes it easy for them to see that they’ve answered the question (in red) and I can easily grade the assignment electronically (I’m always looking for the red answers!). Any of these assignments can easily be made into a printed paper copy with little to no modification of the original document whatsoever. Just print! Gotta love Word!