My STEAM project will be centered on the effects aging has on the skeletal muscles within the human body and what if anything can reduce the effects aging has on the skeletal muscles. The objective of this STEAM project will connect and expand on Unit five interaction of muscles and the skeletal system. The medium I will be using for this project is a clay model showing the differences between a normal skeletal muscle and a skeletal muscle with the development of sarcopenia.
If you look at the first clay model to the left you will see a depiction of healthy skeletal muscle tissues. As you look to the right you will see skeletal muscle tissue with the long-term effects of sarcopenia. As you can tell from the picture to the right the skeletal muscle tissues mass has been greatly reduced from the effects of aging.