Chapter 8: Muscular System
This chapter is divided into three main sections: muscle basics and cellular components, naming of the muscles, and cat muscles with dissection. Be prepared to spend a fair amount of time on this unit.
Part 1: Muscle Basics
Human Back Muscles (autopsy)
Magic School Bus Works Out - Season 3/ Episode 9 (See Netflix)
*Chapter test will occur before you continue to Part 2*
Part 2: Naming of the Muscles
Muscle Lab Guide: Checklist of muscles you need to know for the exam
How Muscles are Named - short explanation of where these weird names come from
*As you progress through each body section below, label the corresponding images to help you learn the muscle names. Always refer back to your lab guide to determine which muscles will be on the final lab test. Coloring the muscles as you label may also be a way to remember the names.
Each of the following sections has a blank sheet for printing that can be labeled by looking at the images of that section.
Lab Practical - For this test you will be shown slides where you must identify specific muscles, check out this Practice Test to get an idea of what the test will look like.
Part 3: Cat Muscles and Dissection
Cat Muscles Lab Guide - checklist of the muscles you need to identify on the cat
Presentation Slides - Muscles of the Arms and Chest
Presentation Slides - Muscles of the Legs and Abdomen
Cat Muscles - Photos of Muscles You Need to Know
p175 (left) - 2,3
p175 (right) - 1, 3
p178 - 2
p184 (left)- 1 & 2
p184 (right) - 1
p185 - 2
p187 - 1
Additional Practice and Other Resources
Web Anatomy at University of Minnesota - detailed guide for all muscle groups with quizzes
GetBodySmart - tutorials on major muscle groups
Body Part Muscle Flashcards and use them to practice naming muscles.