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Fertilization Teacher Resources
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Nearly all students have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy in a developmentally appropriate way. They define the term pregnancy, sort a collection of images depicting pregnant and not pregnant women, brainstorm differences they see, then discuss fetal development. The Miracle of Life by NOVA is suggested viewing.
Details of fertilization, cleavage, the placenta and fetal development are presented, along with important diagrams and illustrations. By using these slides, you and your students will generate discussion points, along with details needed for college preparation courses.
Young scholars study/identify the effects of maternal consumption of alcohol at various stages of pregnancy. They study how a developing embryo needs a certain environment to evolve into a healthy fetus and healthy baby. They use the "Developmental Chart" and "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts" handouts to answer the questions on the "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Facts"
Teenagers take on the human reproductive systems when viewing this presentation. Labeled diagrams of each are displayed, along with one of a fetus in utero. Presented in bullet-point fashion are facts about the formation of sperm and egg cells, secondary sex characteristics, and organ functions. Show this factual PowerPoint in a biology or health class when covering reproduction and fetal development.