Muscles

We got our body pictures out again today because we decided we wanted to do some more work on them. We decided to look at muscles. Did you know we have over 650 muscles in our bodies?

We found some pictures of muscles in our body books and some interesting stuff on the internet too.

The muscle man in our book

The muscle man in our book

The drawings we found were really complicated so we decided to just do the main muscles. We found some red paint and got started. We started with our head and chest. It takes 15 muscles just to smile! The muscles between our ribs are called our intercostal muscles. That’s a long word!

Muscles in our heads

Muscles in our heads

Next we did our arms. Muscles can only pull not push so they have to work together. In our arms we have biceps and triceps which work together to make our arms move.

Biceps and triceps

Biceps and triceps

Then we did legs. We did long swishing paint marks to show the long muscles.

Long leg muscles

Long leg muscles

Last we added some muscles in our hands and feet. Here are the finished pictures!

Muscles!

Muscles!

What shall we do next? Maybe brains…..