One of my favorite things to teach is the human body! Do you teach about the muscular system in your class? I do, so I am always on the hunt for quality videos to use while teaching the muscular system. Videos have SO many great uses when teaching. They are perfect to supplement instruction, for independent learning centers, and as a lesson opener to engage students and to increase their interest. I love for my students to have access to a variety of resources on a subject when I am teaching it. Below is a list of the videos that I recommend for teaching the muscular system.
Muscles for Kids- Claredon Learning
In this video your students will get an introduction to the muscular system. This short video highlights cardiac, skeletal, involuntary and smooth muscles and their purposes. It is perfect for 3- 6 grade!
Muscles: Operation Ouch
This video is one of my favorites of the list! If you haven’t watched any Dr. Ouch videos, you’ll love them! In this 11-minute video Dr. Chris and Dr Xand take a look at muscles and the muscular system and explain how they work. It is in a great, engaging and kid friendly format too.
How your Muscles Work- Kids Health
This animated video tells kids all about muscles and the important jobs they do in your body. It is fairly short, and I know kids anywhere from 1st -6thgrade will love it!
How Your Muscular System Works- TED Ed
This video takes you inside the body to find out how the network of over 650 muscles that move, support and cover you body work. It also has great visuals and graphics.
Muscle Song- Kids Learning Tube
Kids can learn about the anatomy of the body’s major muscular system’s in the human body while listening to this catchy song! I think even younger kids would like this one.
How Muscles Grow- Dr. Bionics Show
This is another one of my favorite videos about the muscular system! Its a fun, animated video all about how your muscles grow from Dr. Binocs!.
I hope you found a video or two (or more!) on this post that you can use in your own classroom when you teach about the muscular system. Don’t forget to check out my Muscular System and other related units here!