Puberty Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Take the fear out of teaching your students about puberty with our informative lesson plan. In it, find a text lesson that walks students through the signs and stages of puberty and a flashcard activity to help make learning fun.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'puberty'
  • outline the physical process of puberty in terms of human development
  • list key facts about the stages of puberty


1 to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards


Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


  • A worksheet created using the quiz associated with this lesson.
  • Index cards
  • Two noisemakers such as buzzers from board games or small service bells

Key Vocabulary

  • Puberty
  • Stage one of puberty
  • Prepubertal
  • Stage two of puberty
  • Stage three of puberty
  • Stage four of puberty
  • Stage five of puberty

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