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muscle shuffle 2017

Muscle Contraction

Origami Organelles
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Muscle contraction made easy with our working model!

Our colourful model teaches the complexities of skeletal muscle contraction in a dynamic way! Your students make their model of a sarcomere, including the Z line, I band, A band, thick myosin filament, thin actin filament and tropomyosin/troponin.

Download and print as many times as you want - forever at no extra cost!

They then use it to contract the sarcomere walking the myosin heads along the actin filaments and hydrolysing ATP to provide the power. Also shows the role of calcium. 

Includes full colour Powerpoint class presentation!

Takes about 30 minutes. Dimensions:  28cm/11in long relaxed (19cm/7in contracted) x 15cm/6in high. 

Download includes: instructions, colour & mono model templates, and Powerpoint file.

All you need: paper, scissors and tape.