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Muscle Function Lab

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Word Document (2007)
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Description This lab is designed to allow students to correlate muscle structure and function. Using tape, students will build muscles on a skeleton and explore how muscles move the body. They will be able to correlate origin and insertion with muscle actions and correlate muscle contraction with movement.
Type of Resource Laboratory or Hands-On Activity
Format Word Document (2007) - DOCX
Karen Groh, Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Development Date November 21, 2014
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Learning Time <=1 hour
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
Review Date April 21, 2015
Funding Source None
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This muscle activity is well designed and is ideal for A&P1 class. I am planning on using this activity in the fall of 2016 for my students. This is the second time I am teaching this class and I feel this activity is well planned to teach the action of muscles. For many students it might be is easy to memorize the names of the muscles but it is important to understand the action of these muscles as well. 

Mary Vagula, Gannon University

Mary Vagula, Gannon University

This looks like a great lab to do with my A&P I class - one with no prerequisites. I plan on trying this one out this fall. Thanks for sharing a valuable activity such as this one that helps to illustrate so much important information on this subject.

Kathy Seiler, Champlain College

This laboratory activity is appropriate for teaching muscle actions, as well as the concepts of agonist, antagonist, and muscle fatigue. This would be a really wonderful and engaging hands-on lab activity to do with first time anatomy and physiology students.

Anna Stanhewicz, The University of Iowa


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