“Pecs, Calf and Other Muscles”, Science Literacy, Grade 5,6


Pecs, Calf And Other Muscles is a 4-page account of the bigger skeletal muscles suitable for Grades 5 and 6, and even Year 7.
It includes 3 black and white diagrams, a 3-page account and word and writing tasks. Children find the words in the diagrams and colour certain muscles. The student explains prefixes of bi, tri and quad, and research and write a paragraph.
Anyone involved in the teaching or tutoring of children can download, print and teach using this pack.


Pecs, Calf And Other Muscles

Pecs, Calf And Other Muscles is a 4-page lesson package for Grades 5 and 6 and deals with main skeletal muscles of the human body.

This pack includes:

  • a 3-page account in 16pt.
  • 3 diagrams in black and white,
  • a look at some words with their prefixes, and
  • a 1-paragraph report of a muscle of the child’s choice.

This external link is easy to read and good for this age group. It discusses endurance, strength and flexibility in the long muscles. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/exercise.html

This is for Grades 5 and 6, parents and teachers. Self-contained and no need for preparation.  It can be downloaded and printed by anyone teaching this year level on a one to one basis or a small group. Ideal for home school.

Breathing for Life is an account of the respiratory system with similar activities. Here is the link:

Free to make copies for teaching purposes.