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LIFE BEGINS

HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

grades 5-8

In this course, participants will discover the miracle of life from conception to birth. The program will explore the onset of puberty and will describe how it is triggered and regulated by the endocrine system.

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Topics

Covered

  • Female reproductive organs and functions

  • Male reproductive organs and functions

  • Egg Cell/Ovum, Sperm Cell, Fertilization

  • Human development from conception to birth

  • Physical/Emotional changes for puberty for males and females

Objectives

  • Students will be able to define puberty and describe how it is triggered and regulated by the endocrine system

  • Students will be able to name the reproductive cells in males and females and describe fertilization

  • Students will be able to identify the male and female reproductive organs and their functions

  • Students will be able to describe the process of ovulation and menstruation

  • Students will be able to list the physical changes that males and/or females can expect to experience during puberty

  • Students will be able to describe the three trimesters of embryonic and fetal development and the birth process

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARD

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behavior

  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health

  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks

  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

LIFE BEGINS - 35 Minutes

Anonymous Questions - 15m

Am I Normal? - 30m

Family Interview - 30m

Girls & Puberty Crossword Puzzle - 15m

Growth Diary - 15m

Introduction to Boys’ Puberty - 30m

Introduction to Girls’ Puberty - 30m

My Past, Present, and Future Self - 15m

Personal Timeline - 15m

Puberty & Reproduction Word Jumbles - 15m

Puberty Venn Diagram - 15m

The Female Reproductive System - 15m

The Male Reproductive System - 15m

40 Weeks to Build a Baby - 60m

Deodorant Survey - 15m

Menstruation - 60m

Pregnancy & Childbirth - 30m

Puberty Skits - 60m

Sperm Production - 60m

Teen Pregnancy Consequences - 30m

What Influences Me? - 30m

What’s Happening on the Outside? - 45m

What’s Happening on the Inside? - 30m

While You Watch worksheet - 15m

Writing Peer Advice - 15m