Grade 5 Science Module: The Menstrual Cycle

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Puberty is a period of the adolescent stage by which significant body changes are normally experienced by both boys and girls. Everyone must learn and understand these body changes during puberty so that they could easily adapt well to the stage of adolescence.

For females, one very significant process that they go through during puberty is the so called “periods”, “menses”, or menstruation. This is the regular discharging of blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus. This is a normal process that occurs in the females’ reproductive system from puberty until menopause. It is very important to know not just for girls but also for boys, that menstruation is a normal part of the female’s monthly menstrual cycle that prepares her body for potential pregnancy.

In this module, you will be able to explain the menstrual cycle and cite common hygienic practices during menstruation.

Grade 5 Science Quarter 2 Self-Learning Module: The Menstrual Cycle


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