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Muscles: Teachers

Bicep curl


Lesson Plan — Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles — click here.

PBS Learning Media offers Meet My Muscles lesson plans where students engage with their Upper Body Muscles and Lower Body Muscles.


Take a look at this excellent overview of the Muscular System with its interactive Anatomy Explorer for in-depth learning.

If you are a member of, here are some great activities for your muscles lessons. Click here.

Take a look at these muscle drawings by
Da Vinci.

What happens to muscles when astronauts head to space? Here is a great lesson surrounding space travel and muscles. Click here.



Resources from KidsHealth

Your Muscles — Lots of great information here.

Why Exercise is Cool — click here.

A Muscle Movie — click here.

Simple muscle stretches for children are a helpful way to relieve tension and can be easily incorporated into the school day.

Great diagram of the three types of muscle tissue. Click here.

Weight Lifter

KidsBiology has everything for you about Muscles. Teachers - put this up on your SmartBoard for a great way to teach about muscles.

Scholastic has a slide show and quiz about the muscular system.

Can you make a muscle? Great science experiment for your class.

Man listening to music while lifting weights

Great muscles worksheets — click here.

The Muscles Song — we all learn better through music — click here.

Facial Muscle

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