ERIC Number: ED205512
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Kinesiology. Basic Stuff Series I. 2.
Greenlee, Geraldine; And Others
The principles of kinesiology (the study of the mechanics of human motion) are applied to the energy, action, and reaction used in physical activities in this booklet designed for physical education teachers. In the first chapter, force is defined, and the production, application, and absorption of force are described and illustrated. Effects of force application on objects are discussed, and the efficient use of force in basic athletic skills is demonstrated. The essentials of good posture are delineated in the second chapter. The third chapter is devoted to examples of using force efficiently in activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying. The final chapter discusses the importance of efficient movement to physical health and to the principles of injury reduction. (JD)
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Injuries, Kinesthetic Perception, Kinetics, Motion, Movement Education, Physical Education
AAHPERD Publications, P.O. Box 870, Lanham, MD 20801 (Stock Number 245-26828, $5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).