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NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System - Chapter Summary
Watch fun video lessons and take practice quizzes to brush up on the muscular system for the NES Phys Ed exam. You'll cover types of muscle tissues, muscles functioning and factors that affect muscle efficiency. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:
- Muscle function and anatomy
- Muscle groups
- Muscular lever systems
- How origin and insertion defines muscle action
- Physiological processes of the muscular system
Our instructors use a clear and engaging style to help you absorb and retain lesson concepts. Each lesson comes with a full written transcript that you can use to follow along. Get an idea of the types of questions the NES Phys Ed exam will ask you about the muscular system with practice quizzes and the chapter exam.
NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System Objectives
This chapter is designed to help you with questions about the organization and components of the muscular system in the Growth and Motor Development content area of NES Phys Ed exam. This section of the exam makes up 25% of the total test score. The test as a whole consists of 150 multiple-choice questions focusing on growth and development, movement, fitness and phys ed programs. The NES Phys Ed exam is part of the licensure process for phys ed teachers in certain states.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the NES Physical Education (506): Practice & Study Guide course
- NES Phys Ed: Growth & Development
- NES Phys Ed: Wellness & Activity
- NES Phys Ed: The Skeletal System
- NES Phys Ed: The Circulatory System
- NES Phys Ed: The Respiratory System
- NES Phys Ed: The Nervous System
- NES Phys Ed: The Digestive System
- NES Phys Ed: Physical Activity & the Body
- NES Phys Ed: Motor Development & Learning
- NES Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics
- NES Phys Ed: Sports & Recreational Activities
- NES Phys Ed: Exercise & Body Composition
- NES Phys Ed: Weight Management
- NES Phys Ed: Responsible Personal & Social Behaviors
- NES Phys Ed: Supporting Student Development
- NES Phys Ed: Organizing & Evaluating Phys Ed Programs
- NES Phys Ed: Maintaining a Safe Environment
- NES Physical Education Flashcards