Presentation on the Muscular System

You may download the presentation on the muscular system here. Please view the movies on the sliding filament theory to check your understanding of the concepts.

Other files used in class (especially the flash animations) may be downloaded from the links given in the earlier post on the muscular system. If you’re having difficulty, email or ym me. 😉

Other announcements:

  • Prepare for a quiz on the Muscular System this week.
  • LT 1 on the Muscular and Nervous Systems will be on Th next week so that’s Feb 7.
  • Bio 2 critique is due on Wed this week, Jan 30.
  • Achievement Test will be on Feb 11-13. This is equivalent to ONE LT. Coverage: All Bio 2 lessons until the Nervous System.

Ready for a workout?


The following resources might help you review some of the topics associated with the muscular system:

1. Three types of muscles: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth

2. Structure of skeletal muscle

3. Interactive flash file of muscle structure and contraction (slightly detail-heavy)

4. The sliding filament theory explained

5. “3d” animation of actin-myosin cross-bridge formation

6. Bonus: a muscle game from BBC Science