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Ch 1: PLACE Physical Education: Physical Growth & Development

About This Chapter

An area you will be tested on in the Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators (PLACE) Physical Education exam is human development. These video lessons and quizzes review facts about physical development from infancy to adulthood.

PLACE Physical Education: Physical Growth & Development - Chapter Summary

Using the lessons in this chapter, you will have the opportunity to review processes by which infants, adolescents and young adults grow and develop physically. This includes brain and motor skills development. This information is important for those seeking certification as physical education teachers in the state of Colorado. You should come away from these lessons feeling confident in:

  • Defining human development throughout the stages of life
  • Describing ways in which infants interact with their environments
  • Noting important stages of sensory and brain development from infancy - 2 years of age
  • Detailing changes to the body and brain during early childhood
  • Explaining the different ways in which boys and girls grow and change during adolescence
  • Pointing out continued development and health/wellness habits of individuals from adolescence to middle age

Videos and quizzes can be accessed over and over to help you address any areas in which you need further review for the actual PLACE Physical Education exam. Use the timeline feature for each lesson to find only the specific topics you need to review again.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: PLACE Physical Education: Physical Growth & Development
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What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

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.

Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

2. Studying Infant Development in Psychology: Experiments, Instincts & Abilities

Watch babies brave heights at the insistence of their smiling mothers! You'll learn how instinct and attachment can help infants explore their environments through the visual cliff experiments.

Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

3. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

4. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

5. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

6. Gender Differences in Adolescent Development

Adolescence is a time of growth and change. Some of these changes are different in boys and girls, though. In this lesson, we'll examine gender differences in emotional and brain development during adolescence.

Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

7. Physical Development and Health in Early Adulthood

Despite the fact that most people are fully grown by early adulthood, it is still a time of physical development. In this lesson, we'll explore the physical and health issues that people in early adulthood experience.

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