Purpose: The overarching goal of this lesson is to teach students about the muscular system. This unit comes after learning about the skeletal system and joints, and before moving into the rest of the body systems. It is important for them to have a basic understanding of how muscles work and how they are controlled.
Objectives: As a result of this lesson:
• Students will be able to identify the main organs of the muscular system (skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscle) and their major functions.
• Students will be able to explain how the muscular system interacts with the skeletal system to provide support and strength for the body.