PED 201 –Professor Yang

Locomotor Skills Part B:  Lab Three

Name: Name: _____Aaron Christman_________         Date: __10-24-10_______           Lab Group Day and #: __Monday__


A. To observe the interaction between Cortland students and St. Mary’s students.

B. Locomotor Skills Part B Worksheet.


Observe the interaction between St. Mary’s students and Cortland students.

1. Observe the St. Mary’s student(s) as they participate in the activities.  Describe the variability of the movement patterns you observed.  Be sure to note with whom you worked, what grade they were in, and any differences in age, gender, or ability.


2. Describe “teaching strategies” that YOU used today towards connecting with the children.  What were they?  How did YOU use them?  What was the effect?  Were there any strategies that were more effective than others?  If so, why?

3.  After being at St. Mary’s for these past weeks and observing and working with the students, can you briefly describe an effective strategy (or strategies) that you used to capture the children’s attention and keep them on task for your activity.

 MOTOR DEVELOPMENT LAB-Locomotor Skills Part B 

TGMD-2: Test for Gross Motor Development- Second Edition- Revised

Name of Students (first names only):____________/______________                Grades:_____/_____                Ages: _____/______

Gender:  _______/________

Locomotor Skills- (Lab 3) Part 2




Performance Criteria

Child 1

Child 2

1. Leap

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student leap. Tell the student to take large steps leaping from one foot to the other foot.

  1. Take off on one foot and land on the opposite foot.

  1. A period where both feet are off the ground (longer than running).

  1. Forward reach with arm opposite the lead foot.

2. Horizontal Jump

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student jump. Tell the student to jump as far as they can.  

  1. Preparatory movement includes flexion of both arms and knees with arms extended behind the body.

  1. Arms extend forcefully forward and upward, reaching full extension above the head.

  1. Take off and land on both feet simultaneously.

  1. Arms are brought downward during landing.

3. Slide

Use a clear space

During a game or activity, watch a student slide. Ask the student to slide facing the same direction.  

  1. Body turned sideways to desired direction of travel.

  1. A step sideways followed by a slide of the trailing foot to a point next to the lead foot.

  1. A short period where both feet are off the floor.

  1. Able to slide to the right and to the left side.