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Adolescence

Explore the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty. With the help of Coach Craley and the Transformation Team, these cross-curricular activities are sure to keep your students engaged. The adolescent years can be challenging, but the lessons below can make puberty easier to cope with.

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Transformation Information

  • Pretest

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Transformation Information 101

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Puberty Tips

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • What If? No Way! WebQuest

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

    Delivery Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Interview

    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 Methods:
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Dunkin' the Coach

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Transitional Squares

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Interactive Video

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Small Groups

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

  • Posttest

    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 Methods:
    • Instructor-Led
    • Individual

    Educational Standards: Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state standards: View EdGate Standards

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