Ch 2: MEGA Physical Education: Human Movement

About This Chapter

Start the study process off right for the MEGA Physical Education exam by using this interactive chapter. It is full of useful information about human movement, a topic that is on the test.

MEGA Physical Education: Human Movement - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are meant to aid in the preparation process regarding fundamental concepts of movement and physicality. Reviewing these lessons helps you prepare for questions on the MEGA Physical Education exam that relate to:

  • Principles of biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • Object control skills
  • Developing correct posture
  • Developing movement skills

Use the video lessons, which are short, to identify different types of movement skills. Doing this helps you get ready for content on the exam. See what type of information you gained from this chapter by using the lesson quizzes. In order to stay organized, be sure to use the Dashboard. It will help you track your progress along the way.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: MEGA Physical Education: Human Movement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

1. Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

What are the fundamental movement skills? Why are they useful? Can movement based instruction help with other skills? These are some of the ideas we will be discussing in this lesson.

Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

2. Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review how biomechanics and kinesiology relate to both motor skills and movement patterns. We also discuss some of the basic principles of each and how they relate to human movement, the brain, muscles, and the body.

What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

3. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.

What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

4. What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

There are three fundamental body movement skills typically taught in elementary physical education. They are locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. This lesson defines and explains non-locomotor skills.

Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements

5. Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements

In this lesson we will review object control skills and manipulative skills. We will identify specific characteristics and crucial elements of the skills, as well.

Strategies for Developing Correct Posture

6. Strategies for Developing Correct Posture

In this lesson we will discuss the components of developing correct posture. We will explore the different ways to improve posture and how correct posture can lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

7. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop movement skills. These include locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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