Muscle Project Follow the directions carefully! 1.) This project is due
2.) Purchase one of the many ‘muscle man’ type magazines or search the Internet. Look for pictures in which muscles are in a contracted / sometimes exaggerated state. In order to use a muscle for the project, it must be in the contracted state. For example, the muscle covering the forehead, the frontalis is seen only when one is frowning – it gives a wrinkled appearance to the forehead. If you attempt to show this muscle on someone who is simply smiling, no credit will be given. 3.) Display your pictures in a book / booklet or on poster board in an organized fashion in a binder. Observe some of the samples on display in the lab. Organize the muscles into groups such as arm, leg, face….etc. Then divide them into anterior and posterior groups and label them clearly and neatly. Spelling counts! Label each muscle only one time.Each picture you use should show a well delineated muscle. E.g., it is difficult to see a biceps brachii on a 2” photo….
4.) Using the list of 37 superficial muscles, find and label 25 of them. In your project, correctly identify, label and then number them – 1 through 25.
5.) Using the list of 16 deep muscles, find and label 10 of them. In your project, correctly identify, label and then number them – 1 through 10. Since these are deep muscles which will not be apparent on the surface, you only need to indicate their approximate location on your pictures. E.g., the diaphragm can be indicated at the junction of the thoracic and abdominal cavities.
6.) Be sure to use some system to distinguish superficial from deep muscles. Some students prefer a section of superficial muscles followed by a section of deep muscles. Others will show them on the same picture but clearly code them – such as orange colored labels for superficial muscles and green labels for deep muscles.
7.) Then, for 15 of the muscles give a common everyday action for that muscle. For example, rhomboideus major is used when the arm is lowered against a resistance, as in paddling a canoe. Yes—you may use this one in your project! Identify the muscle and its everday action.
8) NO ADAM pictures and no illustrations and hand drawings.