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Weblinks 1

What are the main parts of a human skeleton?

What different jobs does the skeleton perform?

Look through the websites below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpkq7ty/revision/1

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/humanbody/skeletonbones.html

If you were to study GCSE Physical Education in the future, you would consider more advanced ideas about the skeleton.

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse/pe/how-the-body-moves/revise-it/the-skeleton


Weblinks 2

To allow you to move, not only do you need muscles to provide force, but you also need joints between the bones.

What exactly are joints? What are they like inside?

Visit the website below and explain on your WebQuest research sheet what joints are and how they work. A diagram might help.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpkq7ty/revision/2

http://sciencewithme.com/learn-about-your-joints/

For many people, joints can become damaged and be a source of pain. Visit the website below for examples of this common problem.

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/arthritis-and-daily-life/looking-after-your-joints/why-do-joints-ache-and-hurt.aspx


Weblinks 3

Together with bones and joints, human muscles allow movement.

Muscles come in pairs – so-called ‘antagonistic pairs’ and always pull (contract). They NEVER push.

Visit the websites below and explain on your WebQuest research sheet how muscles work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpkq7ty/revision/3

http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/en/howthebodyworks/introductiontotheskeleton/pages/howjointswork.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/muscles-and-movement/2305.html

Understanding how muscles work is very important for athletes and their coaches. This GCSE Physical Education webpage talks more about antagonistic pairs. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/3_anatomy_muscles_rev4.shtml 

This webpage emphasizes the importance of a good skeletal posture.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/pe/appliedanatomy/3_anatomy_muscles_rev5.shtml


Weblinks 4

Can we keep on getting stronger and stronger, faster and faster? Or are their limits to human performance?

Watch the video clip below.

How can we measure the force of a muscle?

What do you think limits muscle strength or speed?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z37r87h

A more detailed discussion on factors limiting human performance can be found here.

http://theconversation.com/is-there-a-limit-to-athletic-performance-8073


Weblinks 5

Engineers and scientists have been exploring ways of increasing human performance through the design and manufacture of robotic exoskeletons.

Read through the text and watch the video clips on the following websites. Record on your WebQuest research sheet how such suits work, and how they can enhance human performance.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/exoskeleton.htm

http://www.ted.com/talks/eythor_bender_demos_human_exoskeletons?language=en

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