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Science - muscles

Discussion in 'Primary' started by ShadowMan, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. ShadowMan

    ShadowMan New commenter

    Does anyone have any ideas about how to teach year 4/5 about muscles. It is part of the moving and growing unit in science. I have always left this bit out because I can never think of any sensible or meaningful activity for them.
  2. zannar

    zannar New commenter

    I explained the basics and then asked them to jump, crouch, throw etc without using muscles to move arms etc. They then made a "muscle" using two pieces of cardboard and rubber bands. I think it was in TES resources, possibly from Hamilton Trust. It worked well.
    Hope this helps a little.
  3. Make a model of a muscle pair using split pins and elastic bands.

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