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Transcript of Endocrine System
Emotional & Social Changes
Definition: Group of glands that release special chemicals that control most body functions.
Definition: Chemicals produced by the endocrine glands that travel through the bloodstream and cause changes in different parts of the body.
Regulate activity of your organs
Responsible for how your body grows
Responsible for how you react to stress
Growth & Development
Greater independence, new emotions, new feelings of attraction to others
New friends, new relationships with the opposite sex, peer/media influences
Start making sperm, grow pubic & facial hair, deeper voice, grow taller, acne
Develop breasts, grow pubic hair, start menstrual cycle, grow taller, acne, hips widen
How we identify ourselves as male or female and how we express that identity through our behaviors.
There are no right or wrong feelings or characteristics.
YOU have to feel comfortable in your own identity! :)
Mrs. Janouris 2015
A gland is a group of cells that make these chemicals for your body.
Definition: stage of development when the reproductive organs mature and the person becomes able to reproduce.
Physical, emotional, and social changes are caused by increased amounts of hormones in the body.
Activity: What are some changes we go through?