"Do boys in 5th grade go through the same physical changes during puberty as older boys, or do they experience different changes?"
What is one word that describes how you feel about starting puberty?
Puberty is a natural part of growing up for boys. It is when their bodies start to change. Boys may grow taller, start to develop muscles, and their voices may become deeper. Boys may also start to grow facial and body hair, and start to develop sexual feelings.
What is Puberty?
Testosterone: A hormone made in the testicles that is responsible for causing physical changes during puberty, like increased muscle size and strength, increased body hair, and the deepening of the voice. Growth Spurt: A period of rapid physical growth during puberty, usually occurring between the ages of 10 and 14. Secondary Sex Characteristics: Characteristics that are not directly related to reproduction, but are still part of the physical changes of puberty, such as increased body hair, deepening of the voice, and growth of the Adam’s apple.
During puberty, boys' bodies release hormones called androgens, which can cause the sebaceous glands in their skin to become more active and produce more oil, leading to acne. The average age for boys to start puberty is around 11 or 12, but it can start as early as 9 or as late as 14. During puberty, boys' testicles can grow up to three times their regular size.
Did you know?
What physical changes occur in boys during puberty?
How can boys take care of themselves during puberty?
What emotions did you experience when you began to go through puberty?
Question: How does puberty affect boys? Clues: • Puberty affects boys both physically and emotionally. • Boys experience many changes during puberty, including an increase in height and weight. • Boys also experience physical changes during puberty, such as the development of facial hair and deepening of the voice. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, draw a diagram illustrating the physical and emotional changes boys go through during puberty.
What is the first thing that happens to boys when they enter puberty?
- Growth of facial hair
- Voice deepens
- Growth Spurt
- Acne appears
When does the growth spurt usually begin for boys?
- 11-12 years old
- 13-14 years old
- 15-16 years old
- 17-18 years old
What is the age range that puberty typically occurs in boys?
- 9-14 years old
- 10-15 years old
- 11-16 years old
- 12-17 years old
What are some physical changes boys experience during puberty?
- Increased body hair
- Growth of facial hair
- Growth of muscles
- Change in body shape
Which of the following is NOT an emotional change boys experience during puberty?
- Increased confidence
- Increased aggression
- Heightened anxiety
- Decreased motivation
Work together in pairs: Q: What are some physical changes that boys can expect to see during puberty?