# Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Senior Secondary 3

Simple mechanics of motion

TERM – 2ND TERM

WEEK THREE

Class: Senior Secondary School 3

Age: 17 years

Duration: 40 minutes of 5 periods each

Date:

Subject: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Topic: SIMPLE MECHANICS OF MOTION

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

I.) Define motion

II.) Identify the types of motion

III.) Identify the importance of motion to physical education

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, questions and answers, demonstration, videos from source

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: Videos, loud speaker, textbook, pictures,

INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES

PERIOD 1-2

 PRESENTATION TEACHER’S ACTIVITY STUDENT’S ACTIVITY STEP 1 INTRODUCTION The teacher explains the meaning of motion and discuss its types Students listens attentively to the teacher STEP 2 EXPLANATION Teacher discusses the importance of motion to physical education Students exhibit attentiveness and active engagement STEP 3 NOTE TAKING The teacher writes a summarized note on the board The students copy the note in their books

NOTE

SIMPLE MECHANICS OF MOTION

Motion refers to the change in position of an object or body over time. It is a fundamental concept in physics and biomechanics, encompassing various types of movement including linear, rotational, and oscillatory motion. In physical education, motion is a critical aspect as it underpins all physical activities and exercises.

Types of Motion

1. Linear Motion: Movement in a straight line. Examples include running on a track, swimming in a straight lane, or cycling on a flat road.
2. Rotational Motion: Movement around an axis. This can be seen in activities such as gymnastics (e.g., cartwheels, flips), figure skating spins, and discus throwing.
3. Oscillatory Motion: Movement back and forth in a regular rhythm. Common examples include the swinging of a pendulum in sports equipment, such as a golf swing or the motion of a tennis racket.
4. Projectile Motion: A form of motion experienced by an object thrown into the air, subject to gravitational pull. This is evident in sports like basketball, soccer, and javelin throw.
5. Circular Motion: Movement along a circular path. Sports like track cycling and certain swimming strokes exhibit this type of motion.

Importance of Motion in Physical Education

1. Skill Development: Understanding and applying different types of motion is essential for developing sport-specific skills. For instance, mastering projectile motion improves accuracy and performance in throwing sports.
2. Biomechanics and Efficiency: Knowledge of motion aids in the analysis of movement, allowing athletes to optimize their techniques for better performance and reduced injury risk. Coaches use principles of motion to enhance athletes’ form and efficiency.
3. Fitness and Health: Engaging in various types of motion contributes to overall physical fitness. For example, linear motion activities like running improve cardiovascular health, while rotational activities strengthen core muscles.
4. Coordination and Balance: Activities involving motion enhance coordination and balance, which are critical for overall athletic performance and daily activities. For instance, gymnastics and dance require precise control of rotational and oscillatory movements.
5. Injury Prevention: Understanding how the body moves helps in designing training programs that minimize the risk of injury. Proper motion techniques ensure that joints and muscles are used safely and effectively.

EVALUATION: 1.  Define motion.

1. Mention 4 types of motion and explain them
2. Identify 4 importance of motion to physical education

CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the students positively