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Human Biology - Your Changing Body

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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  • 1.

    Introduction to Your Changing Body

    This is the introduction to the Human Biology unit on Your Changing Body.

  • 2.

    Growth, Development, and Puberty

    This chapter compares growth and development. It also addresses puberty and the main changes that occur during it.

  • 3.

    Growth of the Body

    This chapter discusses the growth in height, weight and muscle size that occurs during puberty. It also addresses health concerns that can be linked with puberty.

  • 4.

    Sexual Maturation

    This chapter discusses the sexual maturation that occurs during puberty among both boys and girls. It also addresses factors, such as environment, that can affect puberty.

  • 5.

    Hormones and Puberty

    This chapter discusses hormones and their role in development during puberty.

  • 6.

    The Menstrual Cycle

    This chapter is about the menstrual cycle and issues relating to it, such as: ovarian and hormonal cycles, and menstrual discomfort.

  • 7.

    Gender Identity and Body Image

    This chapter focuses on gender identity and roles, and how puberty exaggerates these differences between males and females. The chapter also addresses the fear of being different that often accompanies puberty.

  • 8.

    Harmful Ways of Changing Yourself

    This chapter focuses on unhealthy ways people try to change their physical appearance. These include: anorexia, bulimia, and steroid use.

  • 9.

    Feeling Good about Yourself

    This chapter focuses on how to stay healthy both physically and mentally, including a balanced diet, exercise and good self-esteem.

  • 10.

    Your Changing Body Glossary

    This is the glossary for the Human Biology unit on Your Changing Body.

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Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012
Last Modified:
Nov 02, 2016
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