Mrs. Rost’s anatomy & physiology classes were able to do some hands-on learning when studying muscles in this past unit.
They had the interesting task of getting to actually sculpt muscles along a skeleton manikin model.
This lesson gave students a truly visual and creative experience by forming muscles to mimic the human body.
Many of the students have stated that they enjoyed this type of project, because of the physical nature. McKenna Griffith stated that, “there are many little muscles on our bodies that we use everyday that you wouldn’t even realise you had.” Many of the students said that this type of learning helped them associate the location and use of the muscles much better. When asked what interesting knowledge they learned, Emily Shumaker said, “upbeat music has a greater effect on muscles than slow music does.” Emilia Cuppy was shocked at the amount of muscles in the face, “including the zygomatics which help you smile.” This activity proved to be a very useful and engaging way for students to truly visualize the forms of the human body.