The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development


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The time of life between childhood and adulthood is called:

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1. The physical development of adolescence is called:

2. The fact that puberty starts earlier now than it did in the past is called the _____ trend in puberty.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet to check your understanding of the trend that sees physical development starting earlier for boys and girls now than it did a hundred years ago. Students will be asked questions concerning vocabulary terms related to the trend and to physical development.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to take this quiz/worksheet should expect to identify the definitions of the following:

  • Puberty
  • Adolescence
  • Endocrine
  • Secular

Skills Practiced

If you take this quiz/worksheet, you will be improving the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read the related lesson and pull the most critical information about development from it
  • Defining key concepts - identify key words and phrases by their definitions, such as the name for the bodily system responsible for hormones
  • Information recall - learn the contributing factors of the trend discussed in the lesson

Additional Learning

Students who want to know more can read the lesson titled The Secular Trend in Growth and Puberty Development. It will help you meet these goals:

  • Understand the Secular Trend through a hypothetical example
  • Identify causes of the Secular Trend
  • Define endocrine-disrupting chemicals and list examples