Part of Unit: Anatomy and Physiology
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
Students will analyze the forces and the effects of movement, torque, tension, and elasticity of the human body.
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- HSMT.E.E3.1 Understand the roles and responsibilities, within their scope of practice, that ...
- HSMT.E.E3.2 Understand the process of prioritizing and organizing work in accordance with pa...
- HSMT.E.E3.3 Determine the availability of resources for the effective implementation of trea...
- HSMT.E.E3.4 Use equipment and instruments in accordance with manufacturers’ guidelines and a...
- HSMT.E.E3.5 Know the process for the documentation of actions in accordance with facility pr...
- HSMT.E.E5.1 Use the appropriate evaluation tools to assess patients and clients.
- HSMT.E.E5.2 Understand the process for revising or creating modifications to treatment plans...
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis...3
- ELA.9-10.W.2.3a Write expository compositions, including analytical essays and research reports ...
- ELA.9-10.W.2.3b Write expository compositions, including analytical essays and research reports ...
Objectives and Goals
Identify the functions of muscle
Activities in this Lesson
- Did you know? - Hooks / Set
Begin with reading cool facts to students:
Did you know...
Approximately 40% of your body weight consists of skeletal muscle.
Now ask students to calculate their muscle weight by taking their own weight in pounds multipled by .40. If you have a scale in the classroom and would allow students to weigh themselves you can do so.
Example: a person who weighs 150 pounds would have a 60 pounds of muscle.
- The Muscular System - Lecture
Pass out the muscular system lecture template to all students. As the lecture material is given have students follow along and complete the template.
- Lecture Template [ Download ]
- Labeling Worksheet - Demo / Modeling
Pass out the muscular system labeling worksheet. Students should work independently and match the terms provided to the number that best fits the muscular location. Once complete, read the correct answers outload so that students can correct their own work. This will allow the students to check their own understanding of the the musular system.
- Labeling Worksheet [ Download ]
- Get Some Muscles! - Group Work
Prior to begining this activity view and print pictures of different workout machines and equipment from a website such as Sport Authority.
Arrange students in groups of 4-5. Pass out half sheet directions for the "Get Some Muscles" group activity. Read the directions out load and go over the instructions in detail. Pass out one workout machine or equipment printed from the Sport Authority website. Ask student to FIRST complete the questions listed on the directions sheet prior to begining the design of the project. Once each group has shown the completed questions they are ready to begin. Cut a large piece of butcher paper for each group. Students will then begin to make their advertisment based on the workout machine or equipment assigned paying close attention to the muscles that are used to perform this movement.
** A fun piece to add to this advertisment is to ask students to find a "catchy" name for their piece of equipment.
Example: The Schwarzenegger Maker
- Study Guide - Lab / Shop
Now that students have completed the lecture template and have designed an advertisment, have the students completely fill out a study guide that will allow once again verification of understanding. This is also a good resource for studying.
- Get Some Muscles Project Guidelines [ Download ]
- Professional Profile - Closure
Read the Physical Therapist Professional Profile to students. Ask them to reflect on what they have learned in the lesson and think about other ways it can be applied to real life. Ask students if they have ever considered a career in Physical Therapy (P.T.). Stress the importance of health occupations such as a P.T. by reading this quote:
"Most importantly, I have to know the bones, joints, and muscles. In order to design an exercise program for someone, I have to know where the muscles originate, where they attach, and their actions. I would say anatomy and physiology is the basis of my job."
Sydney James, Physical Therapist
- Professional Profile [ Download ]