Ch 5: Motion & Movement

About This Chapter

This chapter contains lessons centered around motion and movement, detailing relevant principles as well as exercise strategies and skills pertaining to this area of fitness.

Motion & Movement - Chapter Summary

These lessons are all about the concepts of motion and movement, paying special attention to how they apply to fitness and physical activity. You'll learn about topics such as kinetic principles of motion, center of gravity, and technology in physical education, as well as all of the following:

  • The definition and laws of motion
  • Kinematics
  • Biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Principles and activities for developing movement skills
  • Completing movements in fundamental and complex sport scenarios
  • Bolstering control and balance through weight-shift training

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9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Motion & Movement
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What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

1. What is Motion? - Definition & Laws

Motion is the act of moving and plays a huge role in the study of physics. This lesson walks through important terms and the laws of motion that guide the study of motion.

What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

2. What is Kinematics? - Studying the Motion of Objects

Kinematics is the study of the motion of objects. Kinematics can tell you a lot about motion, but not everything. In this lesson, we will examine the types of questions kinematics can and cannot answer.

Kinetic Principles of Motion

3. Kinetic Principles of Motion

Are you fascinated by the almost endless possibilities of human movement? In this lesson, we delve into the topic of the kinetic principles of motion. This includes concepts in the field of physics, including equilibrium and vectors. We also discuss both linear and angular momentum.

Stability & Center of Gravity

4. Stability & Center of Gravity

Discover what stability means and why center of gravity is so important to understanding it. Then learn about the different states of stability and how to tell the difference between them.

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

5. 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.

Using Biomechanics for Safe & Efficient Exercise

6. Using Biomechanics for Safe & Efficient Exercise

In this lesson you explore ways to use biomechanics for safe and efficient exercise. You define biomechanics and you learn how they apply to some of the most popular sports in the world. You also learn about types of muscles and muscle movements.

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.

Improving Control & Balance with Weight-Shift Training

8. Improving Control & Balance with Weight-Shift Training

Weight-shifting training is used to help an individual regain the ability to maintain balance after an injury or disease. In this lesson, the student will learn the key elements of balance is and how weight-shift training is used to improve balance.

Technology in Physical Education

9. Technology in Physical Education

Physical education can be made fun, interesting, and more productive thanks to the use of technology. Find out how tablets, exer-games, and much more can help improve physical education.

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