Study both smooth and skeletal muscles by looking at raw and cooked meat. You should be able to see the fascia and how skeletal muscle is comprised of bundled fibers whereas smooth muscle is not.
- What are some characteristics of skeletal muscles?
- What are some characteristics of smooth muscles?
- How do smooth and skeletal muscles compare?
- Skeletal muscle fibers differ from those of smooth muscle
- Skeletal muscle cells are long and fibrous
- Skeletal muscle cells are bundled together by fascia
assorted cubes of meat (chicken, beef, calamari) cooked and uncooked, tray (optional)
Yes! Plus extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Specific charts and graphic organizers have keys.
About 20–30 minutes, longer with included writing assignment
purchase meat; cook some
Middle School Students, Ages 11-14
- Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting
- Diagrams for labeling