Growth and Development Teacher Resources
Follow the human life cycle from fetal development through puberty and adolescence with our extensive list of resources on growth and development.
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Reproductive System Crossword
High schoolers review the male and female reproductive systems and fetal development with this crossword puzzle. Some of the answers are vocabulary terms for given definitions, while some are fill-in-the-blank. There are 39 spots to...
Students brainstorm about the physical, emotional, and social developmental milestones of human beings. They complete a timeline as a class that begins with birth and ends with death. Students identify whether each milestone is...
Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy
Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy in a developmentally...
Rock Our Town
We name eras of human development such as the Stone Age, Copper Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age after rocks and minerals, proving how important these are to daily life. The applied STEM unit encourages scholars to act as geologists...
The Human Body
Students explore human growth and development as they participate in class activities, reading and discussion. Worksheet and handouts are included in the lesson.
Teenage Boys: Perspectives on the Adolescent Male's Development in an Urban Setting
Students examine the effects of an urban setting on the development of male adolescence. After watching a film, they identify the problems in the relationship of the characters. They discuss the impact of becoming a teenage father and...
Healthy Bodies for Girls
Make human growth development education an inclusive experience with a guide to puberty designed to support girls with disabilities. Topics include exercise, hygiene, menstruation, and more!
Looks Aren't Everything. Believe me, I'm a Model
"Image is powerful; but also, image is superficial." Insecurity and body image are prevalent topics in adolescence. In her presentation, model Cameron Russell begins an exploration of the power and effect of image in our everyday lives....
Unit 4: Bioethics and the Future of Biotechnology
What's the future of biotechnology? Explore a hot topic in the fourth and final unit in a series of Biotechnology lessons. Learners develop an understanding of the many issues in bioethics, then create an argument for or against the role...
National Wildlife Federation
Controversy Over Wild Cats
Everyone should take an interest in the fate of wild cats. A thorough lesson explores the habitat changes of native North American wild cats and asks learners to make connections to human development. They consider the implications of...
Growth Stages 1: Infancy and Early Childhood
Learners discover the growth and development that take place during infancy and early childhood. They delve into the physical milestones of these stages.
Animal Life Cycles
Students participate in numerous activities to gather information about parts of the life cycle. In this life science lesson, the teacher choose from a number of activities to create or support an interdisciplinary unit about the life...
Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders and Pedigree Analysis
Students write down and solve problems concerning the major modes of inheritance. They research a genetic condition and orally present their results to the class.
Human Development: The First Trimester & Developmental Malformations
Students, analyze and discuss cleft lip, cleft palate, anencephaly, spina bifida and septal defects in the heart--well-known malformations that can occur in the first trimester of prenatal devalopment. They play the review game, Fetal...
In this social psychology worksheet, students complete a 10 item multiple choice quiz on the physical and moral developmental stages of humans.
Why Do Disney Princesses All Look like Babies?
Could Disney be tricking people into caring about their characters? It seems the design of characters in recent years triggers our nurturing instincts. A video explains the science behind these instinctual habits—and why viewers are so...
A simple cloze activity gets learners developing a comfort level with sexual development terminology. For Activity 1, they use 12 terms to fill in 11 blanks in an informational text, including sperm, eggs, sex hormones, puberty,...
Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence
Students become familiar with body changes during puberty. In this stages of human development lesson, students review the stages of development from 1-5. Students read an article called I'm Growing but Am I Normal? and discuss the...
Reaching New Heights
Students consider the impact of genetics on a person's intelligence and appearance. After reading an article, they examine the controversy over using human growth hormones. They debate the approval of using the hormone to increase the...
World Consumption: Unequal Slices of the Pie
Students interpret the United Nations Human Development Reports and explain the relevance and use of the human development index in offering insight into a nation and its challenges. They draft a letter to the United Nations.
Planet Earth: Almost 6 Billion Served
Students investigate the global population explosion, by comparing India's and China's population control efforts and results. They interpret the UN's Human Development Report, and conduct research on another highly-populated country.
High schoolers examine the impact that human development has on streams. In this stream sampling lesson plan students compare macroinvertebrate data and graph it.
Human Growth and Development in Middle Adulthood
Students identify the differences between the transition model and the crisis model of midlife, and the myths associates with the latter. They describe cognitive and physical continuity and change in middle adulthood. Studnets compare...
Animal Development: We're Just Tubes
All humans begin as one cell and through mitosis, develop into an organism made of millions of cells, each specialized to keep people alive. The narrator of this short video explains the process by which embryos grow from a morula to a...