11.2 Muscles and Movement

Essential Biology 11.2: Muscles and Movement.

Click4Biology page here.


Joints and the Skeleton:

Knee joint

Hip, shoulder, ankle, foot, knee from Mid South Orthopedics

Ball and socket joint from FreezeRay

Inside the knee from choroknamu

Antagonistic pair from FreezeRay

Muscles and Contraction:

Full tutorial from Brooks Cole

Great explanation from Campbell Biology

And another from McGraw Hill

Actin and myosin from Blackwell

Nice sarcomere animation and histology, from Blue Histology:

Sarcomere contractions

Can you explain the steps using all the key terms?


Neuromuscular junction:

McGraw Hill FreemanBlackwell


Key terms: neuromuscular, bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, cartilage, synovial, antagonistic, biceps, triceps, joints, striated, skeletal, sarcomere, myofibril, light, dark, band, mitochondria, sarcoplasmic reticulum, nuclei, sarcolemma, Z lines, H bands, actin, myosin, filaments, cross-bridges, contraction, ATP, calcium,

  1. execellent slides again….well done!!!!!
    I am sure u know this MASTER Richard….winner of edu blog 2008,2009 and 2010
    under free tech for teachers
    Both of your work are equally awesome

    • Thanks Lawrence!

      I don’t personally know Richard, though I do feature his blog in the footer area of this site, and nominated him for the 2010 award.

      Glad to be of help!

  2. This is also Option B Part 1 (for SL) – Thanks Stephen!!!

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