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CLIP 1839

Hormones and puberty

Hormones and puberty
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Key Info
  • Hormones and puberty
  • Duration: 02:01
  • An explanation of puberty presented by Robert Winston. A rollercoaster is used as an analogy to describe what puberty feels like. The role of hormones in triggering puberty is discussed. Some of the physical changes that occur at puberty are explained, including growth of pubic hair and bones, and production of sperm and eggs.
  • Credits: David Barlow Photography
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Human Body

  • Keywords: hormones, puberty, adolescence, physical changes, spots, sperm, eggs, Robert Winston
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip can be used as an introduction to what puberty feels like and some of the changes that occur during this stage of our lives. Before watching the clip, students could be asked to remember what changes occur. This video opens with a question - What are the names of the hormones that cause puberty in boys and girls? It therefore lends itself very nicely to reviewing this at the end.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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