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Big Guns: The Muscular System
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Big Guns: The Muscular System

When we think of muscles, we mostly think of lifting heavy objects, but our muscular system does a lot more than that.

Three types of muscles in the body — cardiac, smooth, and skeletal — control our movements. They also help maintain our posture, circulate our blood, and even regulate our digestion.

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Workin’ It Out

Workin’ It Out

The SciGirls try out different activities — including soccer, walking, and dance — to find their favorite forms of exercise. More...

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SciGirls/PBS
Cool Jobs: Forensic Anatomist

Cool Jobs: Forensic Anatomist

Meiya Sutisno combined her love of art and passion for anatomy — and conquered her fear of icky things — to become a top Australian forensic anatomist. Find out more about her life and career. More...

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Muscular System Quiz

Muscular System Quiz

Deltoid, gluteus maximus, fibula. How much do you know about the muscles in the human body? Test your knowledge with this 10-question quiz. More...

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SoftSchools.com
Scientist Profile: Jock Doc

Scientist Profile: Jock Doc

Dr. Joel Boyd is an orthopedic surgeon, head team physician for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, and has represented the U.S. hockey teams in Sweden, Germany, and Japan. Investigate sports medicine. More...

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DragonflyTV/PBS
Exercise in Space

Exercise in Space

When we exercise here on Earth, our bodies work against the force of gravity, which helps keep us strong and fit. In space, astronauts must use special equipment to keep bones and muscles healthy. More...

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NASA
Human Muscular System

Human Muscular System

Did you know that when you read for an hour, your eyes make 10,000 coordinated movements? Check out this infographic for more amazing facts about muscles. More...

Article
LiveScience
Muscles Make You Stronger

Muscles Make You Stronger

Kelly Clarkson wasn’t singing about muscles in “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” but Mr. Parr works muscular magic with lyrics that make sure you’ll remember the muscular system. More...

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Mr. Parr
Muscular System

Muscular System

Some muscles do what you tell them to do, others act involuntarily. Explore the difference between voluntary and involuntary muscles and then take a quiz. More...

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Scholastic
Muscular System Video

Muscular System Video

Do you want to know how the muscles in your elbow work? Or what muscle fibers look like? With 28 videos about the muscular system, this site can answer all of your questions. More...

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Kidport
Poke-A-Muscle

Poke-A-Muscle

Meet Russell the Muscleman. He’s a pretty chill guy and will let you poke his muscles to identify muscle groups as you move through the 10 levels of this challenging anatomy game. More...

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Anatomy Arcade
Superhuman Strength

Superhuman Strength

Rigged up and monitored by researchers, watch a 300-pound man — granted, he’s been named “world’s strongest human” — put his muscles to the test by pulling a 13-ton moving van. Don’t try this at home! More...

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National Geographic

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