Human Growth And Development1104


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This is a presentation I use for my forth grade students. The first part is for boys and girls and the second part is for the girls only. The boys go with the male PE teacher.

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Human Growth And Development1104

  1. 1. Human Growth and Development
  2. 2. Answer with True or False
  3. 3. Everyone changes at the same exact time???
  4. 4. FALSE!!!
  5. 5. Growing up happens overnight???
  6. 6. FALSE!
  7. 7. Everyone is a unique and special individual?
  8. 8. TRUE!!!!
  9. 9. Your moods don’t change often during puberty?
  10. 10. FALSE
  11. 11. Human Growth and Development What is personal hygiene???
  12. 12. Personal hygiene is a routine of personal care that keep you clean and healthy. It involves your hair, skin, face, teeth, ears, hands, nails and feet.
  13. 13. Why is it important? Poor hygiene can lead to: <ul><li>Loss of friends </li></ul><ul><li>More chance of disease </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Infections </li></ul><ul><li>Poor self image </li></ul>
  14. 14. Good hygiene helps you by: <ul><li>Keeping you clean and removing dirt and germs </li></ul><ul><li>Helping you look and feel your best </li></ul><ul><li>Making you attractive to others </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping your body in top condition </li></ul>
  15. 15. What can I do???? <ul><li>Shower or bathe 1-2 times per day – paying special attention to your underarms! </li></ul><ul><li>Wash your face more often if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Use deodorant- sometimes others notice YOUR body odor before you do! </li></ul><ul><li>Wear clean clothes everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Shampoo hair regularly </li></ul>
  16. 16. Prevent Tooth Decay
  17. 17. <ul><li>Brush with a fluorinated toothpaste after every meal </li></ul><ul><li>Floss daily </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the dentist regularly for check–ups – usually twice a year! </li></ul><ul><li>Cut down on sugar and sweets  </li></ul>
  18. 18. Practice Regular Hand washing <ul><li>Wash you hands after you use the bathroom </li></ul><ul><li>Helps prevent infections such as, pink eye, viruses, impetigo, etc…………. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Keep your nails clean
  20. 20. Take Care of your Skin! <ul><li>Apply lotion to dry skin to prevent cracking </li></ul><ul><li>Keep feet and toes clean and dry to prevent athlete’s foot </li></ul>
  21. 21. Do not share hats and combs!!! <ul><li>What does this help to prevent? </li></ul>
  22. 22. LICE
  23. 23. Growing up Healthy and Happy
  24. 24. Puberty <ul><li>The process of changing from a child into an adult. </li></ul><ul><li>For boys, usually between 11 and 15 </li></ul><ul><li>For girls, usually between 9 and 16 </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Each person is unique and goes through puberty at his or her own pace. It happens at a time that is right for him/her. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of you may be going through this change now, while some of you may not change for a few years from now. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Changes to your body…
  27. 27. <ul><li>Growth-become taller, body parts are becoming larger </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in and darkening of body hair (boys on their face, underarms, arms and legs) girls on their underarms and legs </li></ul><ul><li>Oil secreting glands enlarging and becoming active (acne…a.k.a.…pimples) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in perspiration…sweating </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in body odor caused from bacteria growing in warm, moist areas, such as your under the arms! </li></ul>
  28. 28. Practice a Healthy Lifestyle… <ul><li>Take good care of your body. It is the only one you will ever have. You can’t abuse it and then go to the store to buy a new one when it is worn out. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Exercise regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep eight or more hours per night </li></ul><ul><li>Eat a well-balanced diet </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Lower fat and sugar intake </li></ul><ul><li>Eat healthy snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Relax and take time out when needed </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Practice safety….seatbelts, helmets for skateboarding, scooters, and biking </li></ul><ul><li>Use sun block and wear protective clothing when in the sun…including sunglasses. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop positive relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Stay away from smoking, drugs and alcohol!!!! </li></ul>
  32. 32. QUESTIONS???
  33. 33. The boys will go with Mr.Kress and the girls will stay with Mrs. Harlacher…..
  34. 34. Girls and Puberty
  35. 35. Answer with a True or a False
  36. 36. Part of puberty includes getting your period???
  37. 37. True!
  38. 38. Your period can last for 3 - 8 days???
  39. 39. True!
  40. 40. Most girls get their periods between the ages of 16 – 18 years old?
  41. 41. FALSE!!!!
  42. 42. Your period usually starts sometime between the ages of 9-16.
  43. 44. Puberty and you…
  44. 45. Your pituitary gland starts producing estrogen……so……
  45. 46. Your body changes… <ul><li>Breasts enlarge </li></ul><ul><li>Vulva enlarges </li></ul><ul><li>Hair growth increases…under arms and pubic area </li></ul><ul><li>Perspire more </li></ul><ul><li>Height and weight increase </li></ul><ul><li>Hips become rounder </li></ul><ul><li>Glands enlarge….can lead to increased acne </li></ul>
  46. 49. Sanitary Pads… <ul><li>To use during your period </li></ul><ul><li>Sticky side applies to underwear </li></ul><ul><li>Change every 3 – 4 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT flush down the toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Different sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Liners can be used for freshness and cleanliness even when you don’t have your period </li></ul>
  47. 50. Tampons… <ul><li>Inserted into the vagina during your period </li></ul><ul><li>Different sizes depending on how heavy your period is </li></ul><ul><li>Use the SMALLEST size possible </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER leave in place longer than 6 hours! </li></ul><ul><li>To use during swimming… NEVER swim without one in place…exposing others to blood </li></ul><ul><li>EHMIS and HS…can miss swimming 2 X year </li></ul><ul><li>Disposal of….. </li></ul>
  48. 51. QUESTIONS???
  49. 52. Thank You….. Please feel free to drop by the health room for ANY questions you may think of….and have a Happy Thanksgiving!