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Explore the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap. Become a member to get started today!

Elementary School: Grades 4-6

Transformation Information eLearning Kit©

Coach Craley steps up to the plate to deliver important information about adolescence to students.  In this kit containing 9 activities, the Coach takes a no-nonsense approach to explaining the physical, social and emotional changes associated with puberty, while emphasizing individual development and good health habits.

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge regarding when, how, and why the changes of puberty will affect them. Students will maneuver through the Transformation Information 101 classroom and answer multiple-choice questions.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the pretest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this lesson, students meet Coach Craley and the Transformation Team: Ted Testosterone, Ella Estrogen, and Paula Progesterone. The Coach and his Team help students understand the changes that go on in their bodies during puberty.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-Led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define the term puberty.
2. Explain the function of the pituitary gland and why it is referred to as a "biological clock".
3. Explain what hormones are and their role in development.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Going through puberty is tough, but Puberty Expert, Coach Craley, can help! He offers some useful tips - like eating right, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly - that will help make the whole process a lot easier.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-Led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State three ways to cope with changes during puberty.
2. Explain the importance of personal hygiene during puberty.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this activity, students use the Internet to gather information about puberty and learn ways to cope with the changes that puberty brings.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define the term puberty.
2. List physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty.
3. Explain what hormones are and the role they play in development.
4. Discuss the importance of personal hygiene during puberty.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

First-hand accounts of the puberty experience can help students better understand the changes going on in their own bodies. In this individual, "take home" activity, students interview someone they know about their personal experience with puberty and write down their responses.

Delivery Method:
Individual - Take home activity

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Conduct an interview with an adult to find out about physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty.
2. Explain the rate of individual development.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Time for a review on puberty - with a fun game! In this version of "Hangman," students are given clues to words related to puberty. If they get the correct answer, the Coach gets dunked in the water tank.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-Led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to puberty by playing Dunkin' the Coach.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Review Time! In this activity, students play a version of tic-tac-toe to review the concepts covered. Coach Craley is on hand to give directions and prompt students to answer the questions correctly.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-Led
Small groups
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to puberty and the changes the body goes through by playing Transitional Squares.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Join Coach from LearntobeHealthy.org and our health educator Carol at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center as they teach viewers about the hygiene changes that occur during puberty. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to develop good health habits. To find out more about the changes that occur during puberty, try our other activities in the Transformation Information eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 14:11)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Lesson Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the role of hormones in their development.
2. List physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty
3. Verbalize how personal relationships are affected by puberty.
4. Verbalize the importance of personal hygiene during puberty.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge regarding when, how, and why the changes of puberty will affect them. Students will maneuver through the Transformation Information 101 classroom and answer multiple-choice questions.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the posttest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

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