Middle School Challenges
Adolescent Years
The Need
100

What is puberty?

A. When we learn to walk and run

B. A time when our bodies transition from being a child to an adult

C. When we develop our speech and motor skills

B. A time when our bodies transition from being a child to an adult


100

What is Middle School?

A. Kinder-6th Grade

B. 9- 12th Grade

C. 6-8th Grade

C. 6-8th Grade

100

What time of the day is typically troublesome for pre-teen and teen age youth? 

A. 7:00 am- 11:00 am

B. 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

C. 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

C. 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

200

What are some of the physical/developmental challenges middle school students face?

A. Body odor

B. Acne

C. Body Hair

D. All of the above

D. All of the above

200

How old are middle school students?

A. 11-14 years old

B. 0-6 years old

C. 15- 18 years old

A. 11-14 years old


200

What happens during the middle school years?

A. Students start to question authority

B. Seek independence

C. Begin to shape their values/beliefs

D. Explore thier sexual identities/Start to choose their social groups

E. Become future oriented

F. All of the above

F. All of the above

300

What emotional challenges do middle school students face?

A. Low self-esteem

B. Easily embarrased/Painfully self conscious

C. Academic pressure

D. Disappointment/Rejection (boyfriend/girlfriend)

E. All of the above

E. All of the above

300

What are the two major hormones that kick in during puberty?

A. Steroids

B. Estrogen and Testosterone

C. Insulin

B. Estrogen and Testosterone


300

What risk factors affect youth living in underserved communities? 

A. Poverty (food, housing, and medical insecure)

B. Minimal parent engagement/lack of positive role models and history of addiction

C. Neighborhoods with high rates of crime and gangs

D. Unstable immigration status

E. All of the above

E. All of the above

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