The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

Growing Up

In this worksheet, students will learn about how children change when they enter adolescence.

'Growing Up' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Biology: Structure and Function of Living Organisms

Curriculum subtopic:  Reproduction

Difficulty level:  

down

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Babies grow and at 12 months they become toddlers. Toddlers become children at 3 years. Children between the ages of 10 to 15 experience massive changes in their bodies. Fast growth takes place during this period. This period is called puberty and finishes by the age of 18. Usually girls go into puberty before boys.

Sex hormones released by the ovaries and testes start off puberty. Sex hormones can cause acne (spots) and emotional changes, too. This includes boys and girls becoming more interested in each other. The period during which all the physical and emotional changes take place is called adolescence.

The changes that take place during adolescence in boys and girls are summarised in the table below:

 

Development of male characteristics Development of female characteristics
stronger body smell stronger body smell
voice deepens 'breaks'  
testes and penis get bigger menstruation
testes start making sperm ovaries start releasing eggs
pubic hair grows pubic hair grows
body becomes more muscular hips get wider
facial hair grows  
body hair grows underarm hair grows
broad shoulders breasts mature

What age marks babies becoming toddlers?

10 months

12 months

15 months

At what age do toddlers become children?

2 years

3 years

4 years

What is the name of the period during which fast growth takes place in children?

Is this statement true or false?

Girls usually go into puberty before boys.

true

false

What starts off puberty?

You need two words for the correct answer.

What is the name of the spots that are seen on the face of some teenagers?

What is the name of the period in life where physical and emotional changes take place in teenagers?

What is a common physical change between boys and girls?

Two answers apply.

testes make sperm

underarm and pubic hair grows

voice deepens

stronger body smell

Tick two changes that take place in girls during puberty.

breasts develop

facial hair grows

shoulders get wider

hips get wider

Tick two changes that take place only in boys during puberty.

underarm hair grows

voice deepens

testes and penis get bigger

hips get wider

  • Question 1

What age marks babies becoming toddlers?

CORRECT ANSWER
12 months
EDDIE SAYS
Babies become toddlers at 12 months.
  • Question 2

At what age do toddlers become children?

CORRECT ANSWER
3 years
EDDIE SAYS
Toddlers become children at 3 years of age.
  • Question 3

What is the name of the period during which fast growth takes place in children?

CORRECT ANSWER
puberty
Puberty
EDDIE SAYS
Fast growth takes place in children during puberty.
  • Question 4

Is this statement true or false?

Girls usually go into puberty before boys.

CORRECT ANSWER
true
EDDIE SAYS
This is true. Girls usually enter puberty before boys.
  • Question 5

What starts off puberty?

You need two words for the correct answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
sex hormones
EDDIE SAYS
Sex hormones released by testes and ovaries start off puberty.
  • Question 6

What is the name of the spots that are seen on the face of some teenagers?

CORRECT ANSWER
acne
Acne
EDDIE SAYS
Some teenagers develop spots on their face called acne.
  • Question 7

What is the name of the period in life where physical and emotional changes take place in teenagers?

CORRECT ANSWER
adolescence
Adolescence
EDDIE SAYS
Physical and emotional changes in teenagers take place during adolescence.
  • Question 8

What is a common physical change between boys and girls?

Two answers apply.

CORRECT ANSWER
underarm and pubic hair grows
stronger body smell
EDDIE SAYS
In both boys and girls underarm and pubic hair grows and body smell becomes stronger.
  • Question 9

Tick two changes that take place in girls during puberty.

CORRECT ANSWER
breasts develop
hips get wider
EDDIE SAYS
During puberty girls' breasts develop and their hips get wider.
  • Question 10

Tick two changes that take place only in boys during puberty.

CORRECT ANSWER
voice deepens
testes and penis get bigger
EDDIE SAYS
During puberty boys' voice deepens and their testes and penis get bigger.
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Start your £1 trial

Start your trial for £1