The process of a muscle contraction is very complicated. It involves a combination of physical and chemical components. This article does a very nice job of reviewing these components and describing how and why they are important. I really like the way this site presents the information in simple lists and bullet points.
What is the physics and biochemistry behind a muscle contraction? These topics are outlined on this useful site. While these other STEM areas are not mentioned specifically, it is easy to see how they apply to the functioning of the muscle. I think this site would be quite beneficial to teachers trying to connect STEM to their teaching of muscles.
The contraction of a muscle involves a lot of physiology, but also includes some engineering. Students should view this view to see how the mechanics of muscle tissue is best suited to carry out its job. I like the way the information is presented in this video and think students would learn a lot from it.
This animated video shows how muscles contact and describes the physiology required for it to occur. I think the presentation is simple enough for all students to understand. Teachers should show this video to their students and then discuss how this process also involves math and engineering.
Building models of muscles is a great way for students to learn about their anatomy and physiology. This blog post provides a great hands-on activity to use with students to build various models. I think building human muscle models is a great idea and a wonderful way to engage the students in their learning.
The muscle system is complex. This website does a great job of breaking down each of the main muscle groups by the part of the body they influence. I like the amount of detail presented here and think this is a great site to visit to learn more about the muscle system.
This is a wonderful interactive site that allows the user to engage will all parts of the human muscle system. Muscle anatomy and physiology are discussed. I really love how interactive this site is and how much information it offers. It is a great place to learn the basics of muscles.