About This Chapter
PLACE Physical Education: Body Systems - Chapter Summary
You will find the lessons in this chapter helpful for brushing up on information about body system types, functions and more. These lessons are designed to cover material you can expect to find on the PLACE Physical Education exam, such as the following:
- Functions of the skeletal system
- Skeletal system disorders
- Muscular system functions
- Parts and functions of the human circulatory system
- Components of the respiratory system
- Kinds of respiratory system diseases
- The peripheral and central nervous systems
- Central and peripheral nervous system disorders
Use the Timeline to either return to key points or jump ahead in a video lesson. Printable transcripts and quizzes are great reference and self-assessment tools you can take advantage of to measure your readiness for the test and to ensure your full understanding of this material.
1. The Skeletal System: Function and Terms
You'll learn about the two major divisions of our skeleton, the axial and appendicular skeleton, in this video lesson. In addition, you will find out how bone is formed, thanks to tiny little cells called osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and what the major parts of a long bone are.
2. Common Disorders of the Skeletal System
The skeletal system is a very important body system, and there are some common disorders that specifically affect it. Continue reading to learn about them, including their symptoms and treatment.
3. 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.
4. Common Disorders of the Muscular System
In this lesson we'll review the basics of the muscular system and explain three common disorders: strains and tears, rhabdomyolysis, and muscular dystrophy.
5. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions
In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.
6. Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples
So many problems can occur in the cardiovascular system of your body. Some of them mainly involve the heart and others the blood vessels, but one big one involves both at the same time!
7. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System
Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.
8. Types of Respiratory Conditions & Diseases
Breathing is not always easy. Respiratory conditions can make it hard to catch your breath. Learn about all types of respiratory conditions, including the common cold, flu, pneumonia, asthma, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
9. Nervous System Overview: Central & Peripheral
What happens in your nervous system when you react to stimuli? Did you know that the brain is sometimes uninvolved with reflexes? Find out the answer to these questions, and more, in this lesson on the human nervous system.
10. Categorization of Neurological Disorders: Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems Disorders
This lesson explores two major parts of the nervous system. You'll learn what the nervous system is and what types of problems can affect each system.
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- PLACE Physical Education: Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development
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