Explain how force, mass, and gravity relate to human body mechanics.
DefinitionExplanation should include
- definitions of force, mass, and gravity
- how each of these components is related to human body mechanics
- how human body mechanics relate to Newton’s Laws of Motion.
- How does force relate to human body mechanics?
- What are the different forces that act upon the human body?
- How does mass relate to human body mechanics?
- What is center of gravity?
- What are Newton’s Laws of Motion? How do they apply to human body mechanics?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
- Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
- Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
- Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
- Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
- Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
The student will plan and conduct investigations using experimental design and product design processes. Key concepts include
- the components of a system are defined;
- instruments are selected and used to extend observations and measurements;
- information is recorded and presented in an organized format;
- the limitations of the experimental apparatus and design are recognized;
- the limitations of measured quantities are recognized through the appropriate use of significant figures or error ranges;
- models and simulations are used to visualize and explain phenomena, to make predictions from hypotheses, and to interpret data; and
- appropriate technology including computers, graphing calculators, and probeware is used for gathering and analyzing data and communicating results.
The student will investigate and understand the interrelationships among mass, distance, force, and time through mathematical and experimental processes. Key concepts include
- linear motion;
- uniform circular motion;
- projectile motion;
- Newton’s laws of motion;
- planetary motion; and
- work, power, and energy.
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Chapter 5 Human Movement Science
- Explain the concept of functional multiplanar biomechanics including basic biomechanical terminology.
- Describe how muscle actions and outside forces relate to human movement.
- Explain the concepts of motor learning and motor control as they relate to exercise training.