As a part of KS2 Science children will learn about muscles in both humans and animals. This quiz looks at some of the different types of muscles, what they are made from and how they work by contracting and relaxing.
Muscles are tissues that produce movement in the bodies of animals and humans. They are made from stretchy bundles of protein fibres. Did you know that the word 'muscle' comes from the Latin name for 'mouse'? This is because muscles, when contracting and relaxing, reminded people of how mice move. Next time you're checking your biceps, have a look in the mirror to see if you agree!
Do animals all have muscles or is it just humans who do? Contracting your biceps leads to which muscle relaxing? See what you know about muscles by taking this science quiz.