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Physical & Health Education - Chapter Summary
Get a wealth of information about physical and health education with help from top instructors. They have developed quality lessons that make it easy for you to understand various aspects of human development and ways to maintain a healthy life. Access the lessons anytime that suits your busy schedule. After finishing this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define physical development
- Discuss the development of fine and gross motor skills in children
- Explain how senses are developed in newborns
- Identify emotional, social and psychological benefits of participating in sports
- List and describe the organ systems of the body
- Share the benefits of regular physical activity
- Detail strategies for developing a personal fitness plan
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1. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples
Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.
2. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples
Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.
3. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples
Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
4. Perceptual Development in Infants
Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.
5. Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports
Participation in sports has a positive impact on youth. This lesson will examine some of the physical, social, and emotional benefits that are gained through athletics.
6. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?
In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.
7. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span
The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.
8. Personal Fitness Plan: Development & Strategies
Starting a fitness program is a great way to get in shape and feel better about yourself, both physically and mentally. In this lesson we'll discuss how you can set up your own personal fitness plan to get yourself moving.
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