Puberty: Grades 3-5

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With puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a message to their body that describes itself, and explains its purpose when releasing hormones. During the second lesson class members create a Puberty Pete bookmark equipped with facts. A 10-question quiz challenges participants to show what they know. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Include both sexes in lesson two—direct learners to draw Puberty Patty, or another name if they wish to represent a female
  • Create a safe environment where class members feel comfortable talking, setting rules, and answering questions
  • Send article links home for parents and guardians to read and talk to their child about 

Classroom Considerations
  • This topic generally requires parent or guardian consent 
  • Page two's language is kid-friendly for sharing 
  • Each lesson takes one hour to complete 
  • Provides an answer key to the quiz 
  • Lesson one offers extension ideas 
  • Lesson plan language is clear and easy to follow 
  • None