Healthy Choices / Healthy RelationshipsLesson -1 The Teen Brain
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainOffer suggestionson obvious thingsboys and girlstypically do ortalk about.
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainTurn to page 1 “Brain Map”Divide the opposite gender’s brain into differentareas you think they spend time thinking about.Use color pencils.Answer questions at bottom of page 1.
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainClass Discussion Questions:1. Why do people tend to stereotype gender behavior?2. Are there real differences in how boys and girls think? What are some of those differences?3. Do you see some of these differences at home, with your friends or with someone you might be going out with right now?4. Why might boys and girls think and act differently? Is it cultural? Is it biological?
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainHormones: chemical messengers in the body.Testosterone: main sexual hormone for boys.
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainChromosomes: strands of DNA. Eachchromosome contains genes that tell your bodyhow to form you.
The frontal lobe is one ofthe last areas to be “wired.”– completed. – hence,difficulty with feelings &
Boy brains appear tobe better at motorskills at a young age.
Lesson -1 The Teen Brain Review1. What do hormones do in the body?2. What do genes do?3. How many chromosomes do you have in each cell?4. How many major parts is the brain broken up into and what does each part do?5. What is the boy’s main sexual hormone?
Lesson -1 The Teen BrainTurn to Page 2 and answer Part-A & DGirls also do Part-C and boys also do Part-B Noooooooooo!