Unit 4: Meet Your Muscles Teacher's Guide & Resource Materials
Students will learn that muscles provide strength, balance, posture, and movement, as well as heat and energy for the body. Students will learn about foods and types of exercises that are good for their muscles.
111 Page Dual Language Digital Textbook (English and Spanish)
13 Circle Time Lessons
13 Life Skill Lessons
Chapter 1: All Kinds of Muscle
Students will identify three types of muscle: skeletal, heart, and smooth muscle. They will learn that muscles provide strength, balance, posture, and movement, as well as heat and energy for the body.
Chapter 2: How they Go
Students will identify the parts of the heart and lungs. They will trace the path blood makes through the heart. They will understand that the nutrients from food feed the cells in the body.
Chapter 3: Muscle Motor
Students will learn how the body creates and stores energy. They will understand what muscles are made of.
Chapter 4: A Healthy Start for Muscles
Students will learn how diet and exercise provide nutrition for muscles. They will identify foods high in iron, carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamin C and B-complex. They will identify exercises to keep the body aligned, flexible and strong.
Questions children should be able to answer
1. Why is it important to take care of your muscles?
2. What are at least 3 things your muscles do?
3. What're your muscles made of?
4. What do your muscles help your body make?
5. Name 3 or more foods that are good for your muscles.
6. Name 3 or more exercises that are good for your muscles.