What is growth?

There is more than one definition of growth. Choose which one you think is the most suitable to what you are learning.


  • Growth is the process of increasing in size.
  • Growth is the process of developing physically, mentally, or spiritually.

 What causes things to grow?


  • genes inherited from their mothers and fathers
  • hormones (comes from a word meaning to set in motion). A hormone is a substance produced in an organism and transported in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action
  • appropriate nutrition
  • appropriate exercise