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1 Educator s Guide & Student Activities FOR GRADES 4 TO Mazzarella Media, Inc.

2 Contents Introduction Learning Objectives Using the Program Program Summary Discussion Questions Suggested Activities Print and Internet Resources Puberty for Boys Script Puberty for Girls Script 19 Handouts (may be copied for class distribution) Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 2

3 Introduction The goal and purpose of Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top 10 Things to Expect is to teach preteens about their changing bodies and the beginning stages of puberty. Puberty is the time in life when the body begins to go through a predictable process of biological development. When children begin puberty, their bodies produce certain hormones that cause physical changes that include an increase in height and weight, the development of hair under the arms and around the genitals, and the development and maturation of sexual reproductive organs. Puberty not only includes physical changes, but also emotional and social changes, too. Puberty can be both exciting and frightening. That s why it is essential that children learn about the process as early as possible so they can be prepared. The Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top 10 Things to Expect DVDs and activities give students the opportunity to learn about the basic physical changes that occur during puberty. Students will learn that boys and girls have similar and different experiences during puberty. They will have the opportunity to discuss the changes that are similar and unique to each gender. Students will also learn to identify positive coping strategies during puberty. Puberty: Top Ten Things to Expect empowers students as they learn about their bodies and emotions and helps to prepare them for the shift to middle school and adolescence. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 3

4 Learning Objectives After viewing the DVD program and participating in the activities in this guide, students will be better able to: understand that puberty is a normal part of growing up. realize that puberty is a time of physical and emotional changes. understand that puberty for girls begins between the ages of 8 and 13, and ages 9 and 15 in boys. realize that people can go through puberty at different times and at different rates. understand how hormones affect the physical changes that will occur in their bodies as they change from a child to an adult. understand how hormones may affect their brain, causing strong emotions, being overly sensitive, and feeling anxious or confused. realize the importance of personal hygiene. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 4

5 Using the Program This program is designed so that students can engage in discussion and use the handouts to help consolidate the information they are learning. Each program segment can be shown on a different day or short segments can be shown on the same day. You can familiarize yourself with the program contents by reading the program summary or script included in the Teacher s Guide, or by watching the program. Review the printable handouts ahead of time to determine which ones will work best for your students. The program is appropriate for co- ed as well as girls- only or boys- only classes. Due to time restraints, some educators will find it necessary to show the entire program in one day and use selected activities, or send handouts home. There is no reason not to show the program in one day. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 5

6 Puberty for Boys DVD is approximately 12 minutes and is divided into sections: Section 1: Section 2: Section 3: Time to Change (runs approximately 3 minutes) A Different Body, A Different Look (runs approximately 3 minutes) Organs and Glands (runs approximately 6 minutes) Puberty for Girls DVD is approximately 14 minutes and is divided into sections: Section 1: Section 2: Section 3: Time to Change (runs approximately 4 minutes) A Different Body, A Different Look (runs approximately 4 minutes) Organs and Glands (runs approximately 5 minutes) Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 6

7 Program Summary Students learn about the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty. Questions about puberty are raised and answered in a simple and direct manner. The program explains to viewers that sometimes puberty can be confusing and that it s normal to have many questions. As the program opens, viewers are asked if they ve experienced any changes in their bodies, if they re concerned about their appearance, or if they ve experienced strong emotions. Viewers are then introduced to the word puberty and a brief explanation of what it is. Next, preteen kids ask questions like: What is puberty? Does everyone go through it? What happens? Through fun, animated graphics, students learn about the pituitary gland and how the release of hormones affects their body. The program goes on to explain that everyone goes through puberty and that everyone is on a different time schedule when it comes to development. Viewers are then given information about acne, body and facial hair, and other external bodily changes. Then, through animation, the program goes into an explanation of the growth and development of glands and organs. The program stresses individual responsibility when it comes to personal hygiene. In the end, questions about puberty are answered with the goal of helping students to feel secure in understanding the new emotions and feelings of peer relationships, social concerns and pressures, and the changes their bodies are experiencing that will launch them into adolescence and young adulthood. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 7

8 Discussion Questions After viewing the program, discuss with your students their feelings about puberty. Understand that many students at this age may feel uncomfortable talking about the changes. It s important to respect each student's comfort level. If you sense that some students are uncomfortable, inform them that one of the best ways to overcome those feelings is to learn and understand what happens during puberty. 1. We learned that going through puberty could be difficult. What do you feel is the most difficult thing? 2. How do hormones affect the changes experienced during puberty? 3. Going through puberty and reaching adulthood has many benefits. What do you think is the greatest benefit of going through puberty? 4. What is one thing you learned about puberty that you didn t know before? 5. Why is personal hygiene so important to adolescents? Explain. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 8

9 Suggested Activities 1. Puberty Anticipation Guide (materials: Puberty Anticipation Guide Handout, Puberty: Top Ten Things to Expect DVD) a. Begin this lesson by handing out the Puberty Anticipation Guide to your students (Handout 1A and 1B). Allow them sufficient time to answer yes or no to each statement, using the Before Lesson column. b. Once the students have completed the sheet, ask them to put it aside to evaluate later in the lesson. c. Next, have your students view the puberty DVD. d. After viewing the film, allow students a few minutes to discuss the content as a class or with a partner. Did they learn anything new? Were certain words or concepts unfamiliar? Have them complete the Puberty Anticipation Guide. e. To complete this lesson, ask students to revisit the anticipation guide from earlier and respond yes or no to the same statements, placing their answers in the After Lesson Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 9

10 2. In My World Poems (materials: In My World Handout) a. After viewing the program, have students form pairs to discuss the feelings of the girls/boys in the video. Have each pair take brief notes of what emotions the characters were experiencing. b. Have a brief discussion in which students share what they thought the characters were feeling and why. c. Next, introduce students to the In My World handout and poem. Explain that they will be asked to create a poem in which they will depict their feelings about puberty, growing older, or becoming an adult, including what they are afraid of, what they hope for, and any other emotions or thoughts they have about these life stages. d. Allow students to work individually as they create their In My World poems. Invite students who are so inclined to share their work at the end of class, but insist that it is perfectly acceptable to keep their work private. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 10

11 3. Role Playing (materials: printed references on puberty or web access) a. Divide your students into groups of four or five. (Co- ed, boys- only, or girls- only depending on how your class is structured). Have them research and discuss one or two changes brought on by puberty. Have each group develop a short skit that dramatizes the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. Here are some ideas for skits: i. A girl gets her period for the first time. What happens? What does she feel like? ii. The shortest kid in the class watches his/her classmates growing taller. How does he/she feel? What does he/she do? iii. The day of a big social event, a kid gets a big pimple on the tip of his/her nose. How does he/she feel? What does he/she do? iv. A boy and a girl have always been friends, but now they re beginning to have different and more intense feelings for each other. How do they feel? What do they do? Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 11

12 Print and Internet Resources Print Resources Bailey, Jacqui. Sex, Puberty, and All That Stuff: A Guide to Growing Up. Barron s Educational Series, Has an honest, nonjudgmental tone in the clearly and cleverly written text, busting myths, dispelling confusion, and calming fears for readers whose "world has suddenly got a whole lot weirder," thanks to raging hormones. Dunham, Kelli. The Boy s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You. Applesauce Press, The Boy s Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a boy might have about puberty. Harris, Robert H. It s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health. Candlewick, 3rd Edition, A cutting- edge resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well- being of tweens and teens. Mayle, Peter. What's Happening to Me? A Guide to Puberty. Lyle Stuart, Designed to ease the embarrassment of explaining puberty to children, this book presents the facts of life during puberty. Schaefer, Valorie. The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition. American Girl, Provides answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 12

13 Internet Resources =289&id=1774 Related Materials Available from MazzMedia.com My Blog: 5 Ways to Deal With Anxiety 16- minute program for Grades 4 to 8 My Blog: Clique, Clique, Clique! Ouch! (Sometimes Cliques Hurt) 18- minute program for Grades 4 to 8 My Blog: How to Handle Anger (Without Exploding) 14- minute program for Grades 4 to 8 Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 13

14 Puberty for Boys Script PUBERTY FOR BOYS: TOP TEN THINGS TO EXPECT Are you between the ages of 10 and 15? Have you noticed that the clothes you bought just a few weeks ago don't fit? Do your feet seem too big for the rest of your body? Are you concerned about how you look but not sure you like the way you look? Do you find yourself extremely angry one minute and laughing hysterically just a few minutes later? Then, congratulations. You're probably at a stage of your life called puberty. Sooner or later, every boy and girl goes through puberty. Puberty is the name for when your body begins to change and develop. Puberty is a time for lots of emotional changes, too. Sometimes, puberty can be confusing, and it's normal to have lots of questions. It's good to know about the changes that come along with puberty before they happen, so let's talk about the top 10 things you can expect when you go through puberty. What is puberty? Does everybody go through it? What happens? Puberty is the time when your body changes and develops from a kid to an adult. Puberty is something everybody goes through. Here's what happens. In your head, just below your brain, is a small pea- shaped gland. It's called the pituitary gland. When the time comes, the pituitary gland releases 2 hormones. In boys, when released into the bloodstream, these hormones travel to the testes to signal the production of testosterone and sperm. Testosterone is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a guy's body during puberty. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 14

15 Sperm cells are produced for men to reproduce, so during puberty, you have all these hormones going through your body. It's something everybody goes through. Hormones are what turn you from a kid into an adult, and when the hormones are released, here's one thing you can expect to happen. Your testes and penis will grow. When does puberty start? When does puberty end? Does it hurt? Somebody told me it hurts. For guys, puberty starts sometime between the ages of 10 and 15. Some people start earlier. Some start later. Everybody is on a different schedule. During that time, you can go through a growth spurt, a time when your body grows really fast. This growth is the last time your body will grow taller. After that, you'll be at your adult height, so during puberty, expect to grow taller. One day, I got up and I had pimples on my chest. Is that normal? Can you squeeze a zit? People say you shouldn't, but my brother does. How do you stop acne? Another thing that comes with puberty is acne or pimples, often referred to as zits. Hormones that stimulate the production of oil in the skin trigger acne. Do not touch or squeeze the acne. It helps if you keep your skin clean, and the good news about acne is that it usually gets better or disappears after adolescence. Is hair supposed to grow everywhere? Can I grow a mustache? I have hair on my toes. Is that normal? One of the first signs of puberty is having hair growing in places it didn't grow before. Hair will grow under your arms, in your pubic area on and around your genitals, on your legs, chest, arms, and back, and on your face, too. Some guys may want to start shaving their face when they're 12 years old. Others may not until they're much older. It's different for everyone. Whenever you start, be sure to go slowly. You can cut yourself if you go too quickly. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 15

16 My hair looks like I washed it with oil. It's gross. What's going on? Hormones that create acne can also make your hair oily. Washing your hair every day can help control oily hair. You can also try a conditioner for oily hair. So, what you need to know is that just about everyone gets pimples, and hair will grow everywhere on your body. In addition, your hair will sometimes look and feel oily. You can expect acne, facial hair, and body hair, including on your toes. Why are my feet so big? Besides getting taller, your body will change in other ways, too. You will gain weight, and your body will start to change shape, too. A guy's shoulders grow wider, and his body will become more muscular. For some guys, their breasts may grow a little bit. It's normal. Your voice will change, too. That's because your larynx, also known as your voice box, grows bigger. Like other things in your body, your voice may be difficult to control, but soon, it'll sound just right. When puberty hits, your body will change, a lot. You can expect your shoulders to grow wider, and you will become more muscular. Your breasts may grow, and your voice will change. Puberty is also a time when sexual characteristics develop and sexual organs mature. Guys will also have spontaneous penis erections. Erections can occur anytime with or without any physical or sexual stimulation. It's normal. How come I sweat so much? I was like, "What's that smell?" And then I realized it's me. When your body begins to change, your sweat glands become more active, and besides sweat, they also release different chemicals. When the sweat comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it can produce an unpleasant odor. Your armpits, groin area, and feet can be especially smelly. The best way to combat the odor is to take a bath or shower every day using soap and water. That'll wash off the bacteria and help you control the way you smell, and it'll make you feel better, too. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 16

17 Concerned about your underarm odor? Try using a deodorant or deodorant with antiperspirant. Deodorants cover up the sweat odor. Antiperspirants dry up perspiration. Deodorants and antiperspirants come in roll- ons, sprays, gels, and sticks. Be sure to read the directions on the label before you use it. That's it. During puberty, expect to have spontaneous erections and expect to sweat and have an unpleasant odor. Expect that good hygiene will become an important part of your daily routine. I'm confused about a lot of stuff. It seems like everything and everybody makes me mad. Am I crazy? The hormones released during puberty affect every part of your body, including your brain. During puberty, you not only get a new body, but you get a new brain, too. You may become easily upset at your family or your friends. Lots of guys have feelings of anxiety about their body, or they're confused with strong emotions they never had before. Maybe you're confused about sex. Everyone has questions, and boys are often embarrassed to talk about sex, but there are lots of people you can talk to a counselor, the school nurse, a family member, a grownup that you feel comfortable with. During puberty, you can expect to experience new emotions, strange feelings, and a new brain. No two people are the same, and no two people go through puberty the same way. No two people develop the same way or are on the same pubescent time scale. Being the shortest kid may be a real pain right now. Not being able to control parts of your body can be embarrassing, but the important thing to know is that eventually all of those things that make you different will even out in time. Let's review the 10 things you can expect when going through puberty: 10. Expect your testes and penis to grow. 9. Expect to grow taller. 8. Expect acne and facial and body hair. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 17

18 7. Expect your shoulders to grow wider and your body to become more muscular. 6. Expect your breasts to grow. 5. Expect your voice to change and get deeper. 4. Expect to have spontaneous erections. 3. Expect to sweat and to have an unpleasant odor. 2. Expect good hygiene to become important to you. 1. And the number 1 thing to expect during puberty, expect your brain to feel strange. Puberty may sound like it's overwhelming, and at times, it can be. But the good news is that you don't have to go through it alone, and when it's all over, you'll be an adult. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 18

19 Puberty for Girls Script PUBERTY FOR GIRLS: TOP TEN THINGS TO EXPECT Are you between the ages of 8 and 13? Have you noticed that the clothes you bought just a few weeks ago don't fit? Do your feet seem too big for the rest of your body? Are you concerned about how you look but not sure you like the way you look? Do you find yourself extremely angry one minute and laughing hysterically just a few minutes later? Then congratulations, you're probably at a stage of your life called puberty. Sooner or later, every girl and boy goes through puberty. Puberty is the name for when your body begins to change and develop. Puberty is a time for lots of emotional changes, too. Sometimes puberty can be confusing and it's normal to have lots of questions. It's good to know about the changes that come along with puberty before they happen. Let's talk about the top 10 things you can expect when you go through puberty. What is puberty? Does everyone go through it? What happens? Puberty is the time when your body changes and develops from a kid to an adult. Puberty is something everybody goes through. Here's what happens. In your head, just below your brain, is a small pea- shaped gland called the pituitary gland. When the time comes, it releases two hormones. In girls, the chemicals target the ovaries. Since birth, the ovaries have contained eggs. The hormones stimulate the ovaries to begin producing another hormone called estrogen. Estrogen causes a girl's body to mature and prepares her for pregnancy. Let's review. During puberty, you have all these hormones going through your body and everybody goes through it. You understand that it's the Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 19

20 hormones that turn you from a kid into an adult. When the hormones are released, there's one thing you can expect to happen. Your ovaries will begin producing estrogen, and that changes everything. When does puberty start? When does puberty end? Does it hurt? Someone told me it hurts. For girls, puberty starts sometime between the ages of 8 and 13. Some girls start earlier. Some start later. Everybody is on a different schedule. During that time, you can go through a growth spurt, a time when your body grows really fast. This growth is the last time your body will grow taller. After that, you'll be at your adult height. During puberty expect to grow taller. One day, I get up and I have this huge pimple on my chin. Is that normal? Can you squeeze it? People say you shouldn't, but my sister does. Does eating chocolate cause acne? How do you stop acne? Another thing that comes with puberty is acne or pimples, often referred to as zits. Hormones that stimulate the production of oil in the skin trigger acne. Do not touch or squeeze the acne. It helps if you keep your skin clean. The good news about acne is that it usually gets better or disappears after adolescence. Why does our body need hair on our legs, on our arms, and on our private areas? Is that hair really necessary? Is hair supposed to grow everywhere? One of the first signs of puberty is having hair growing in places it didn't grow before. Hair will grow under your arms, in your pubic area, on your legs, and on your arms. Some girls may want to start shaving their legs right away. Others may want to wait until they're much older, or not shave them at all. It's different for everyone. Whenever you start, be sure to go slowly. You can cut yourself if you go too quickly. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 20

21 My hair looks like I washed it with oil. It's gross. What is going on? Well, the hormones that create acne can also make your hair oily. Washing your hair every day can help control oily hair. You can also try a conditioner for oily hair. Here's what you need to know: Just about everyone gets pimples or acne. Hair grows in different places all over your body and your hair will get and feel oily. When do girls begin to get breasts? My jeans don't fit right anymore. Am I getting fat? As girls go through puberty, they typically gain weight. As they grow, most girls have an increase in body fat. Their hips widen, making their body shape curvier. Girls breasts also begin to develop. It could start with a little swelling around the nipple. It's important to know that one breast can develop more quickly than the other, but over time, they will usually even out. It's good to know that eventually everyone gains body fat and your breasts and your hips will get bigger, too. When puberty hits, your body will change a lot. What can you expect? You can expect acne, expect to grow hair in places that never had hair before, and your hair will get and feel oily. Expect your breasts to develop differently and expect to gain weight. What happens when you get your period? Will I get cramps? What's PMS? A girl will experience her first menstrual period a couple of years after her breasts begin to develop. Here's what happens. Girls have two ovaries, each containing thousands of eggs. During a menstrual cycle, one of the eggs comes out of the ovary and travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus. The uterus has been growing its lining with extra blood and tissue. If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm cell, the uterus doesn't need the extra blood and tissue. It leaves the Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 21

22 body through the vagina as a menstrual period, which can last from 5 to 7 days. Two weeks after the start of the cycle, a new egg is released. Lots of times when girls get their period, they can experience cramps or headaches. Most girls have physical and emotional symptoms before they get their periods. It's called premenstrual syndrome or PMS. It can be a real pain, but it's normal and nothing to worry about. How come I sweat so much? I am of the sweating. Do you have to use deodorant? When your body begins to change, your sweat glands become more active. Besides sweat, they also release different chemicals. When the sweat comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it can produce an unpleasant odor. Your armpits, groin area, and feet can be especially smelly. The best way to combat the odor is to take a bath or shower every day using soap and water. That will wash off the bacteria and help you control the way you smell, and it will make you feel better, too. Concerned about your underarm odor? Try using a deodorant or deodorant with antiperspirant. Deodorants cover up the sweat odor. Antiperspirants dry up the perspiration. Deodorants and antiperspirants come in sticks, roll- ons, sprays, and gels. Be sure to read the directions on the label before you use it. To recap, during puberty you can expect to have a period every month and expect cramps and PMS. Expect to get sweaty. I'm confused about a lot of stuff. It seems like everything and everybody makes me mad. Am I crazy? The hormones released during puberty affect every part of your body, including your brain. During puberty, you not only get a new body, but you get a new brain, too. You may become easily upset at your family or your friends. Lots of girls have feelings of anxiety about their body or they're confused with strong emotions they have never had before. During puberty, you can expect to feel new emotion and strange feelings. Your brain is changing, too. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 22

23 No two people are the same and no two people go through puberty the same way. The important thing to know is that eventually, all of those things that make you different will even out in time. Let's review the 10 things you can expect when going through puberty: 10. Expect your ovaries to begin producing estrogen. 9. Expect to get taller. 8. Expect to get pimples or acne. 7. Expect to grow hair in places that never had hair before. 6. Expect your hair to look and feel oily. 5. Expect your breasts to develop differently. 4. Expect that you will gain weight. 3. Expect to get a period and perhaps cramps and/or PMS. 2. Expect to get sweaty. 1. And the number 1 thing to expect during puberty, expect your brain to feel strange. Puberty may sound like it's overwhelming and at times it can be, but the good news is that you don't have to go through it alone. When it's all over, you'll be an adult. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 23

24 HANDOUT 1 (A) Puberty for Girls Anticipation Guide Answer yes or no to the following statements. Before Lesson After Lesson 1. All girls experience puberty at the same age. 2. Puberty is the name for when your body begins to change and develop. 3. When a girl begins to grow breasts, it is possible that one breast will grow differently from the other. 4. A girl will grow breasts after she gets her period. 5. It is not normal for hair to grow in places such as your legs, under your arms, and in your private area. 6. Hormones that stimulate the production of oil in the skin trigger acne. 7. If you have a pimple, it is best to squeeze it so it goes away faster. 8. When a girl goes through puberty, she will gain weight and develop body odor. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 24

25 HANDOUT 1 (B) Puberty for Boys Anticipation Guide Answer yes or no to the following statements. Before Lesson After Lesson 1. All boys experience puberty at the same age. 2. Puberty is the name for when your body begins to change and develop. 3. Hormones are the new chemicals that are traveling through your body causing changes. 4. During puberty, boys gain weight and grow taller. 5. It is not normal for hair to grow in places such as your legs, face, arms, in your private area, chest, and back. 6. Hormones that stimulate the production of oil in the skin trigger acne. 7. If you have a pimple, it is best to squeeze it so it goes away faster. 8. Erections can occur with or without any physical or sexual stimulation. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 25

26 HANDOUT 2 In My World Poem I am Resident of Lover of Hater of I am good at I want to get better at One day I hope to I want I feel I wish I m afraid of I think I worry I understand I don t understand I dream I am Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 26

27 HANDOUT 3 Physical & Emotional Changes Place a check mark () in the correct column for each puberty change. PUBERTY CHANGES BOYS GIRLS BOTH Acne Voice Changes Hair Grows on Face Hair Grows Under Arms Hair Gets Oily Grow Taller Hair Grows on Genitals Sweat Glands Breasts Develop Hips Get Wider Start Producing Sperm Penis Grows Bigger Testicles Get Bigger Body Produces Sex Hormones Wet Dreams Erections Happen Start Releasing Eggs Menstruation (Periods) Mood Swings Interested in a Boyfriend or Girlfriend Friendships Become More Important Want More Independence Concerned About Appearance Sometimes Feel Lonely and Confused Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 27

28 Physical & Emotional Changes ANSWER KEY PUBERTY CHANGES BOYS GIRLS BOTH Acne Voice Changes Hair Grows on Face Hair Grows Under Arms Hair Gets Oily Grow Taller Hair Grows on Genitals Sweat Glands Breasts Develop Hips Get Wider Start Producing Sperm Penis Grows Bigger Testicles Get Bigger Body Produces Sex Hormones Erections Happen Start Releasing Eggs Menstruation (Periods) Mood Swings Interested in having a Boyfriend or Girlfriend Friendships Become More Important Want More Independence Concerned About Appearance Sometimes Feel Lonely and Confused Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 28

29 HANDOUT 4A Boys Body Changes Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words from the list below. During puberty the pituitary gland releases. is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a boy s body. When their bodies begin to change, boys become more active. When boys reach puberty, their voices. They will start to grow on their faces and around their and. As boys grow taller, their shoulders will. A boy s penis and testicles will. A boy s penis may experience spontaneous. During puberty, a boy s hair may become. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 29

30 grow bigger greasy arms get deeper hair testicles testosterone penis erections pain widen hormones acne sweat glands itch Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 30

31 Boys Body Changes ANSWER KEY During puberty the pituitary gland releases hormones. Testosterone is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a boy s body. When their body begins to change, boys sweat glands become more active. When boys reach puberty, their voices get deeper. They will start to grow hair on their faces and around their testicles and penis. As boys grow taller, their shoulders will widen. A boy s penis and testicles will grow bigger. A boy s penis may experience spontaneous erections. During puberty, a boy s hair may become greasy. Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 31

32 HANDOUT 4B Girls Body Changes Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words from the list below. During puberty, the pituitary gland releases. is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a girl s body. When their bodies begins to change, girls become more active. When girls reach puberty, their voices. They will start to grow on their legs, around their,and under their. As girls grow, their hips will and their will begin to develop. A girl will experience her first a couple of years after her breasts begin to develop. During puberty, a girl s hair may become. uterus greasy arms get deeper hair Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 32

33 genitals estrogen breasts menstrual period widen hormones acne sweat glands itch Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 33

34 Girls Body Changes ANSWER KEY During puberty, the pituitary gland releases hormones. Estrogen is the hormone that causes most of the changes in a girl s body. When their bodies begins to change, girls sweat glands become more active. When girls reach puberty, their voices get deeper. They will start to grow hair on their legs, around their genitals, and under their arms. As girls grow, their hips will widen and their breasts will begin to develop. A girl will experience her first menstrual period a couple of years after her breasts begin to develop. During puberty, a girl s hair may become greasy. uterus greasy arms get deeper hair genitals estrogen breasts menstrual period widen hormones acne sweat glands itch Puberty for Boys and Girls: Top Ten Things to Expect 34

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