Are you ready to pump some iron? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby examine the muscular system and how our bodies move. You’ll learn the basic types of muscles and the different ways they look and work. See exactly how you can consciously control some parts of your body to do different things like move bones or show expressions on your face. Discover how your skeletal muscles attach to your bones and why your muscles need to contract and relax. Plus, find out what kind of sugar powers your muscles, as well as what your muscles need to prevent cramping. Alright, let us see you flex!

5 Major Body Systems with BrainPOP Jr. Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan designed for grades K through 3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about the five major body systems. Students will identify the main functions of the systems, and explain ways they can keep each system healthy. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Muscles Movie Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about muscles. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Muscles. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

Muscles Activities for Kids

These K-3 activities provide parents and educators with ideas for reinforcing learning at home about muscles. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Muscles topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »