Boys 5th Grade
Claudia Streuper, RN, BSN.
Weber School District
How do you feel
Why do we need to talk about this?!
What do you think?
A. The medical name for the process of
changing from a child to an adult.
B. The period of life during which an
individual becomes capable of
C. Puberty comes from the Latin word
“pubescere” which means “to be covered
D. PEW-burr-tee is a time when young
people start to smell, causing others to
plug their nose and say, “PEW!”
9 11 17
13 8 14
9 to 15!
Hormones are chemicals that control certain
Testosterone is a hormone that causes body
changes to occur in boys.
Puberty usually begins between ages 9-15
Increase in height
Muscle mass increases
Growth of body hair
Appearance of facial hair
Reproductive organs increase in size
Production of sperm
Different parts of the body grow at different
Hands and feet reach full size first
Legs, arms and trunk are growing too.
(Scoliosis checks important)
Be patient with yourself, individuals grow at
You’re going to have an adult body soon
side curvature of
Utah law that
screenings are done
The hormone testosterone causes the
shoulders to broaden and muscles to
Do not use anabolic steroids
Work out to make muscles stronger.
The voice box is
The vocal cords
Voice cracks and
squeaks but it is
Hair grows over the pubic area
Hair grows under the armpits
Hair on arms and legs grows thicker and
Facial hair starts to grow (age 14-16)
Grows on upper lip first
New glands producing oil and sweat
About the same time as underarm hair
Need to use good personal hygiene
Zits or acne are the Pits..
Keep your skin clean, try over the
counter products……if serious see
Never scratch or touch your pimples
Can cause an infection or scars
Take a shower or
bath every day
Keep your feet
clean and dry
Get plenty of rest
Feel topsy-turvy, you feel
very happy and then
suddenly, not feel so happy
Hormones affect the
Knowing what to expect will
help you cope
Ask for help and
Seek professional help
show respect for self and others
recognize that we don’t need to feel ashamed
of our bodies
communicate questions and concerns to
parents and medical care providers.
A. I took two of those and placed them in the
thing. I pushed the small thing down and
waited a minute. They popped up and I put
them on that. I spread some of this on
them. Then I ate them.
B. I took two pieces of bread and placed them
in the toaster. I pushed down the knob and
waited one minute. The bread popped up
and I put it on a plate. I spread some jelly
on the toasted bread. Then I ate the toast.
When a boy reaches puberty, he will start to
produce sperm for the first time.
Sperm are produced in the testicles.
When sperm leave the body, they combine
with fluid from the seminal vesicle and
prostate gland in a fluid called semen.
The penis fills with blood and becomes hard.
Involuntary erections happen during puberty.
It is normal.
Erections are not as noticeable as you think.
It will go away of its own accord.
The passage of semen from the penis.
Does not contain any urine.
Nocturnal emissions are a normal part of
Reproductive organs increase in size.
Athletic support necessary for some activities
Protective cup provides protection.
Sold in sporting goods stores/drug stores
Launder them often to prevent infection
Keeps the testes
and penis close to
the body so they
Placed in the
Use when playing
1. Eat foods from the
2. Eat less sugary foods
3. Drink milk or eat
calcium rich foods
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Don’t drink caffeine.
Get regular exercise throughout your
life, develop habit now
Do what you are used to doing
Listen to your body
Get plenty of rest and sleep
No joking about body parts
No hitting, touching another person’s body
where a swimming suit would cover
No teasing about bras
No displaying private body parts to others
No displaying pornographic material
A time to display good character
Show respect for yourself and others
Show honesty and integrity
Be a good citizen in your school and in
Show you are responsible-you are
accountable for what you say and do.
How are you feeling now?
Enjoy this time in your life
Have Fun and remember to
Smile and Relax!
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