Muscular System Webquest!
STEP 1 – Go to http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/muscles.html
1. What are some examples of functions of your muscles?
2. What are muscles made of?
3. What are the 3 types of muscles?
Smooth cardiac and skeletal
4. What is the difference between voluntary and involuntary control of muscles? Involuntary you have control and voluntary it does it for you 5. What are smooth muscles? Where are they found? What do they do in these areas? Are they under voluntary or involuntary control? They are involuntary and they are found on top and at the bottom of your muscles. They tell the muscles what to do in the area 6. What are cardiac muscles?
The muscle that makes up your heart
7. What is the scientific name for these muscles? Where are they found? What do they do in these areas? Are they under voluntary or involuntary control?
8. What are skeletal muscles? What is another name for these types of muscles? What do scientists use this name “striated”? Where are they found? What do they do in these aeras? Are they under voluntary or involuntary control? 9. What do tendons do?
11. What are some of our most powerful skeletal muscles that help us maintain proper posture when standing upright? 12. Where do facial muscles attach?
13. Because of this, what do facial muscles allow us to do? 14. Name the muscle that’s attached only at one end? What does this muscle allow us to do? 15. List the 6 major types of muscles found on page 3, and where we can find each of these on the human body.
STEP 2: Go to http://www.kidport.com/Grade6/Science/BodyMuscles.htm
Take the quiz and list below both the common and scientific (if given) names for each of the muscles listed:
Common Name| Scientific Name (if given)|
Neck Muscles| sternocleidomastoid|
Shoulder Muscles| deltoids|
Chest Muscles| pectorals|
Stomach Muscles| Intercostal|
Thigh Muscles| quadriceps|
Calf Muscles| Gastrocnemius |
STEP 3 – Go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/factfiles/muscle_anatomy.shtml At the BOTTOM of the page there is a link that says, “FLEX SOME MUSCLES”. 1. Click on this link and choose your gender.
2. Click on the muscles in the box on the LEFT. Read the description of the muscle in the box on the right. 3. Click on the muscles on the right and drag it to the human body at the appropriate location. 4. Write down the name of each muscle and it’s common name location on the chart below. 5. Have Mr VP check your diagram when it is complete.
Be sure to watch the animation for each muscle and their motions. Note, the muscles are randomly generated, so each student should have different answers to the questions below! Name of Muscle or Tendon| Common Name Location| What does this move?| 1.| | |
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Step 5: Visit http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bio201/muscle/mustut.htm Locate each of the muscles you have listed so far on this webquest.
Step 6: Visit http://cwx.prenhall.com/bookbind/pubbooks/martinidemo/chapter11/medialib/CH11/html/ch11_3_3.html 1. How do we name muscles?
2. What does “rectus” mean? What direction do these muscles tend to run? 3. What do the following terms mean?
Step 7 – Strengthening muscles http://exercise.about.com/cs/exbeginners/a/begstrength.htm
Give examples of 3 exercises that strengthen the following muscles/muscle groups: Back: seated row machine, back extensions, lat pull downs
Shoulders: overhead press, lateral raise, front raise
Biceps: bicep curls, hammer curls, concentration curls
Triceps: triceps extensions, dips, kickbacks
Lower Body: Squats, lunges, leg press machines, deadlifts, calf raises Abdominals: crunches, reverse crunches, oblique twists, pelvic tilts