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Ch 4: AEPA Phys Ed: The Muscular System

About This Chapter

Brush off your knowledge of the muscular system through these entertaining video lessons. Our team has assembled this chapter to provide you with study materials for the AEPA Physical Education teacher certification exam.

AEPA Physical Education: The Muscular System - Chapter Summary

This AEPA Physical Education test-prep chapter will cover the various parts of the muscular system, such as the differences between skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle tissues. Additional topics you can review include:

  • Functions of muscular system
  • Muscle anatomy
  • Striated, smooth, voluntary and involuntary muscles
  • Muscular contraction and lever systems
  • Muscle origins and insertions
  • Physiological processes of the muscle system

Each lesson includes a fun video, text transcript and self-assessment quiz. The videos come with a timeline that can be used to look at any section of your choosing with just a click of the mouse.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: AEPA Phys Ed: The Muscular System
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What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

1. What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

Ever feel overwhelmed when you look at all those muscles in your textbooks? Well, if you do, then maybe learning a little about their anatomy and organization and how they work together will help you sort through it all. In this lesson, learn about the muscle itself and how it works with others to help the muscular system function.

Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

2. Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

Have you ever wondered why muscle has different names such as striated, smooth, voluntary, or involuntary? This lesson describes the different types of muscle tissue based on their histology, mechanism of contraction, and regulation.

How Muscle Levers Affect Muscle Efficiency

3. How Muscle Levers Affect Muscle Efficiency

Muscular contraction creates force to move the weight of our body and body parts. This lesson describes the three lever systems utilized by our body to create movement. The efficiency of each lever type in terms of strength, speed and distance are identified along with examples.

Muscle Origin and Insertion: Definition and Actions

4. Muscle Origin and Insertion: Definition and Actions

Did you know that groups of muscles are needed for various body movements? Skeletal muscles attached to bone are responsible for movement and support. Muscles work in groups to produce a particular movement. This lesson describes how muscle origins and insertions dictate the type of movement that occurs when a muscle contracts.

The Muscular System: Actions & Physiological Processes

5. The Muscular System: Actions & Physiological Processes

Did you know that the muscular system is responsible for nearly every type of movement in your body, including the movement of food to your stomach and blood to all parts of your body? Read on to learn more about this fascinating organ system.

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