Muscle tissue is a defining characteristic of animals. The muscular system allows all animals to move at some point in their life. There are three types of muscle tissue:smooth, cardiac, and skeletal, each with a unique function. In this comparative anatomy lesson, students will explore the different types of skeletal muscular systems and movements in five specimens: a starfish, a squid, a dog shark, a pig, and a cat. The lesson will include a discussion of how the animals movement relates to its lifestyle. Students will handle and manipulate the discussed specimens.
Muscular System Formation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxOyNUiYcl4 Starfish Galloping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rxf_2EgwfE Squid Swimming:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxlX2qxaqSQ&t=170s Octopus 360: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su-QNhhWuAo