KS4 PE Contents
1. The Circulatory System
This presentation explains the main functions of the
circulatory system. The structures of the heart are
identified and the functions and features of the different
types of blood vessel are explored. The effects of
exercise on the circulatory system are outlined, including
changes in heart rate, stroke volume, blood pressure
and body temperature. The composition and functions of
blood are also covered.
2. The Respiratory System
This presentation looks at the structures and functions of
the respiratory system. The mechanisms of breathing in
and out are explored through interactive animations and
the process of gas exchange in the alveoli is explained.
The effects of exercise on the respiratory system are
considered and the differences between aerobic and
anaerobic are explained.
This presentation covers the features and functions of the
skeleton. The formation and composition of bones and
the effects of diet exercise on them are explored. The
influence of the skeleton on build and performance is
assessed. The presentation also covers the naming and
classification of bones and the different sections of the
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KS4 PE Contents
4. Joints, Tendons and Ligaments
This presentation looks at the different types of joint and
the range of movements they allow. The different ways
in which joints can be classified are explored and the
different connective tissues are examined. A range of
sporting movements are analysed in terms of joint action.
The effects of age and exercise on flexibility are also
5. Muscles and Muscle Action
This presentation considers the ways in which muscles
work to produce movement. It covers the three types of
muscle, the names of important voluntary muscles, the
functioning of antagonistic pairs...