Health Science Standards
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The student will understand the variety of physical, mental,
emotional, and social changes that occur throughout life.
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Students in high school who meet this standard will
be able to:
Identify the changes that occur during the various
stages of life, including pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence,
young adulthood, middle age, and older adulthood.
Describe fetal development from conception through
pregnancy to birth.
Analyze the effect that nutrition, prenatal
care, and harmful substances such as alcohol or environmental
hazards have on the health of the mother and developing fetus.
Evaluate the rate of growth, maturity, and development
Analyze how skills such as the ability to cope,
adjust, make decisions, communicate feelings, make and keep
friends, care for others, and show concern for the community
influence individuals through the various stages of life.
Explain death and dying as a part of the life
cycle (grieving process).
The following tasks and assignments might be used to determine
whether the student is meeting the standard:
Students will map out the journey of the egg
and sperm within the reproductive system, making sure that features
and functions are explained.
Students will construct parallel descriptors
of the changes that take place in males and females during puberty.
Students will describe the grieving process
as it relates to a real-life situation or experience.
Students will interview a retired person and
ask him or her how life has changed since retirement, including
physical, psychological. financial, emotional, and social changes.