Growing Up and Liking It: Pondering Puberty

by  Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Learn why bodies change and what to expect on the road to young adulthood through this presentation. Engage in an interactive discussion with a health educator on the chemical and physical changes that occur in the human body during puberty. With the aid of fun demonstrations, models, and specimens, you will discuss human reproductive anatomy, menstruation, nocturnal emissions and other issues.
NOTE: This lesson is designed for boys and girls to experience together, but if you prefer single-gender groups please specify this when scheduling your program.

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60 minutes, grades 5 - 6

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons Any interested party

Minimum participants:

No minimum required.

Maximum participants:

We suggest 30 or less for maximum participation.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Program Details


1. Students are asked to define key anatomical terms for the discussion.
2. Medical specimens and anatomical models are used to illustrate the physical changes of the body during adolescence.
3. Questions are invited throughout the program.
4. Hygiene issues are addressed, and teachers attending this program are welcome to add their comments or suggestions.


Describe the relationship between hormones and the physical/mental changes humans experience throughout puberty.
• Identify typical physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.
• Compare and contrast changes in male and female bodies during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
• Identify major structures and functions of female and male reproductive systems.
• Describe the processes of ovulation, menstruation, sperm production, ejaculation, and conception.
• Recognize that individuals will experience puberty differently and still be normal.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Grades 3-8: Standards 2, 7, 8
• Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
• Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.

State Standards

See National Health Educational Standards above.