Question 1 Define adolescence?

Question 2 What is the special name of the period of life between childhood and adulthood?

Question 3 Name another term for adolescents?

Question 4 State the age at which adolescence usually begins and the age up to which it lasts?

Question 5 Define the term puberty?

Question 6 Define the term child?

Question 7 Define the term adult?


Human beings can reproduce only after a certain age because their reproductive system start working only after a certain age.

It is the hormones which bring about changes that make child grow into an adult.

Growth begins from the day a baby is born.A baby grows and becomes a child.A young human being below the age of full physical development is called a child.When a child crosses the age of 10 or 11 yrs , there is sudden spurt in his or her body growth which becomes noticeable.

A mature human being who is fully grown and developed is called an adult.

The transition period of physical and mental development which occur between childhood and adulthood is called adolescence.


The period of life of a person when the body undergoes a lot of changes leading to reproductive maturity is called Adolescence.

For Ex:The changes which take place in boys are facial and body hair growth, voice deepens, testes start to make sperms etc.

The changes which take place in girls are breast grow, ovaries start to release egg, menstruation begins etc.

Adolescence usually begins around the age of 10 or 11 yrs and lasts upto 18 or 19 yrs.The period of adolescence varies from person to person.In girls adolescence may begin a year or two earlier than in boys.A person who is in the process of growing from a child to an adult is called an adolescence.

Since the period of adolescence covers the teen yrs, therefore , adolescents are called as teenagers.

Puberty is the period during which adolescence reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction.

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