Muscle Tissue:
There Are 3 Types of Muscles

Muscle tissue gives you the strength to move.  Without muscle tissues, your limbs cannot move, your heart cannot pump blood, and your eyes cannot blink.  In other words, they are essential for our survival.

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3 Types of Muscle Tissues Are:
(1) Skeletal muscle: found in your limbs
(2) Smooth muscle: found in most of your organs
(3) Cardiac Muscle: found in your heart.
Each type is made of slightly different muscle cells.  For example, the skeletal muscles are made of long and thick skeletal muscle cells, while the smooth muscles are made of short and thin smooth muscle cells.

20160614 muscle cell appearance

Details on the 3 Muscles:


20160612 skeletal muscle tissue
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20160613 smooth muscle tissue
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20160614 cardiac muscle tissue
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Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

MS-LS1-3 Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy

⇒Chapter: Immunology

⇒Topic: Muscle Tissue

Additional Information


It is the smallest living unit that make up all living things.  All living things consist of cells.  Some consist of a single cell, while others consist of multiple cells.


The word “cardiac” means the heart or anything related to the heart and the flow of blood.


Skeletal is the adjective of the word “skeleton”, which means bones.

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