Are your students confused about terms like actin, myosin, cross-bridges, troponin, and tropomyosin? Not anymore! Students use inexpensive materials to create a working model of sliding filament muscle contractions.
Teacher resources, student pages, and a step-by-step muscle contraction explanation is provided.
PLEASE NOTE: This resource is part of my Muscular System Unit and my Human Body Systems MEGA-Bundle (PowerPoints, Notes, Labs, Diagrams).
Included in this resource:
-1 teacher instruction page with teaching tips and materials list
-1 student page with directions and a background image for modeling
-1 print-and-cut molecule page for use with models
-10-slide PowerPoint presentation providing an explanation and illustration of each step of the muscle contraction process
For close-up images of the slides and notes included in this bundle, please click on the "PREVIEW" button
This activity addresses NGSS HS-LS1-2.
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