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Muscular System Activity - Muscle Contraction Modeling Activity

Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Homeschool
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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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Total Pages
13 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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