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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit on the Mechanics of Human Movement A thorough study of the muscle system is fundamental to acquiring a firm comprehension of human locomotion. This unit explores the differences and similarities of muscle types and functions, the biophysics of movement and the biochemistry of muscles. The muscles of the human body define the shape and strength of the body we see. Students will develop their knowledge base of the muscle system through names, location, function, types, insertion and origin of each in the human body. Students will develop an understanding between relationships of diet, muscle mass, exercise, endurance, and muscle shape. The muscles of the body serve as models of mechanical machines. Students will explore these relationships through various activities. This unit satisfies the Priority Academic Student Skills for the State of Oklahoma and the Florida Sunshine State Standards. Benchmark for structure and function relationships. IB Topic 14 Nerves, Muscles, and Movements 14.1 - 14.2.