Ch 4: OAE Physical Education: Principles of Biomechanics

About This Chapter

Understand principles of movement and motor skills with the help of our video lessons and quizzes. You will be tested on these fundamental concepts when taking the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Physical Education exam.

OAE Physical Education: Principles of Biomechanics - Chapter Summary

The lessons that make up this chapter cover the biomechanics information you can expect to be tested on when you sit for the OAE Physical Education exam. They address fundamental concepts of motion, movement, speed, acceleration, balance and force as well as the differences between locomotor and non-locomotor skills. Your full grasp of this material will be reflected in your ability to:

  • Discuss motor learning theories and concepts
  • Illustrate details about biomechanics and kinesiology
  • Relate characteristics of locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • Show examples of activities used to develop locomotor and non-locomotor skills
  • Describe object control and manipulation
  • Name ways in which all movement skills are used in combination

Our lessons provide you with the opportunity to view videos or print and study lesson transcripts. Once you feel confident in your knowledge, you can take self-assessment quizzes that measure what you have learned and help to determine your readiness in taking the OAE Physical Education exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: OAE Physical Education: Principles of Biomechanics
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.

Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

6. 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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