Puberty Teacher Resources
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Students discover the changes their body goes through during puberty by participating in a role-playing activity. For this human health lesson, students write a description of themselves as if they were a pituitary gland. Students research the Internet about puberty and complete a fill in the blank quiz.
Changes of Puberty
Examine the growth and development that takes place during the pre-teen and teen years. Middle schoolers discuss puberty and then research specific changes that occur during puberty. The class performs skits based on the changes they have researched then discuss the overall experience.
Understanding the Body: Day 2, Puberty
Everyone needs to know what to expect when going through puberty. Intended for a special education class, this well developed and developmentaly appropriate resource provides a full days instruction on teaching teens with special needs about the changes that come with puberty. Transperency masters, worksheets, letter home, and several activities are included.
Students investigate the concept of puberty. They examine the social and emotional changes that take place. Individual students examine the kinds of changes they will go through. They are taught some coping strategies to deal with the expected changes.
The Changes of Puberty
Students study about the changes of puberty for boys and girls. In this health lesson, students study how the body changes during puberty and make a presentation about a significant change that can take place during puberty and how to deal emotionally with this change.
Rates of Puberty Change
Eighth graders investigate the reasons for why individuals go through puberty at different times and rates. They conduct a personal worth role play to encourage diversity and self-acceptance. Group discussion is used for scaffolding the lesson.
Students track body changes during puberty by close observation and accurate record keeping. They keeping a growth diary for self-observation and reflection. Artifacts include a personal essay and a notebook.
Understanding the Body, Day 2: Puberty
What is puberty? Get your secondary special needs students on the right track with this develpmentally appropriate lesson plan. They define and describe the differences between men, women, boys, and girls, discuss major events that mark peberty, and sexual feelings. Handouts and note to care provider included.
Introduction to Puberty
Students describe some of the common external changes associated with puberty. They are introduced to the topic by stating that often these classes are called sex education classes. Students asked: what have you heard about these classes? What topics do you think we will learn about in sex education classes?
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 1: Overview
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively discussion, this resource reminds students that puberty is a process.
Students inquire about life science by completing a worksheet in class. In this human sexuality lesson, students define the physical and emotional changes which occur to male and female students during adolescence and puberty. Students complete a life science quiz and answer puberty study questions on a worksheet.
Puberty and Menstruation
Students examine human health by researching the effects of puberty. In this body changing lesson, students identify the time in their adolescent lives when their bodies change, hair grows, feelings develop and voice deepen. Students define menstruation and complete worksheets based on bodily changes.
Girls and Puberty
Students describe the internal and external changes females experience during puberty. They discuss the external changes of puberty. Students investigate about the changes that happen inside the female body at puberty. Students review the ages in which boys and girls go through puberty.
Students identify three physical and emotional changes boys and girls go through at puberty. They also discuss the difference in ages in which puberty occurs and complete worksheets.
Planning For Student Diversity When Teaching About Puberty
Young scholars begin their examination of the changes their body is going to go through during puberty. In groups of boys and girls, they discover their experiences during puberty are going to be very different from one another. As a class, they discuss the consequences of having unprotected sex and role-play various scenerios to end the lesson.
Puberty: Day 2
Students investigate human health by researching sexual health facts. In this puberty lesson, students identify the changes that will occur in a teenage body over the next several years and what the eventual outcome will be. Students answer study questions regarding sexual awareness and define a list of vocabulary terms.
Young scholars investigate life science by answering maturity questions. In this human health lesson, students identify the changes which occur during puberty and answer study questions based on sexual awareness. Young scholars define scientific vocabulary terms and read assigned text regarding life science.
Puberty, Day 1
Students watch a film about puberty, define key terms and compare and contrast male and female development. They discuss the purposes of brassieres, athletic supporters and mentrual hygiene products.
Puberty and Growing Up - a workshop for youth
Students examine the changes that happen to the body during puberty. In this puberty and growing up lesson, students describe the basic physical changes that occur to the body during puberty. Students identify the physical changes that take place inside and outside the body and explore the ways to manage these changes.
Boys and Puberty
Students describe the internal and external changes boys experience during puberty. Through lecture, students are introduced to changes that faced once the reach puberty. A discussion of personal experience follows the lecture.