List at least five parts of your body that you use to drink a glass of water.
Have you ever tried to sit still, without moving any muscles at all, for one minute?
The muscular system is made up of… Muscles and tendons
How many muscles do we have? We have about 650 muscles in our body. Our muscles make up half of our body weight.
Our muscles are important because they… Hold our organs in place Hold our bones together so that I can move Help me chew my food Open and close my eyelids Pump my blood Allow me to run and play Help me to smile!
7 Functions a. Produce movement b. Maintain posture and body position c. Support soft tissue d. Guard entrance and exits e. Maintain body temperature
Did you know????? It takes more muscles to frown than to smile?
Why do we need tendons? Tendons attach my muscles to my bone helping my body move. Feel your tendon right above your heel in the back of your leg. This is the thickest tendon in your body.
One way to keep our muscles strong… Eat foods from the meat group every day. They are high in protein which helps to build strong muscles. Name some foods that are high in protein.
Another way to keep strong muscles… Exercise every day. What are some things you can do every day to help keep your muscular system healthy?
Voluntary and involuntary muscles Voluntary Muscle action is under your control Involuntary Muscle action is not under your control
Pair work Demonstrate (explain) different resistance and aerobic exercises. Explain the benefits of each exercise. What is the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscle action? Write down 3 new things you have learned in this chapter. Write down one muscular disorder (disease). Make a conceptual map of the muscular system, including: functions, kinds of muscles, tendons and disorders.