Investigate muscles

A practical two-part lesson for year 3 and P4, linking to the topics animals including humans and biological systems. In this hands-on lesson about muscles, pupils will discover how the bicep and tricep muscles contract and relax to move the bones in our arms. Pupils will make a simple model. In the second lesson, pupils will investigate how muscle fibre increases to make us stronger.

This pack includes: - Two differentiated lesson plans - A PowerPoint presentation including instructions for how to make a simple model of the arm - Printable instructions - A table and bar graph to record results

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Elastic bands (thick and thin)
  • Bulldog clips
  • Rulers
Year 3
Animals including humans
Investigate muscles

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