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Students examine conception and fetal development. They discover how to make responsible choices for prenatal care.
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.
Students study the fetal development of humans.  In this development instructional activity students divide into groups and research the different gestational weeks of a fetus. 
Students examine conception, fetal development, birth defects, including the risk factors of pregnancy and the birth process. They study the changes a woman's body endures during the different stages of pregnancy.
Tenth graders gain a better understanding of the biological processes of a fetus. They study step by step what occurs during a pregnancy.
In this human fetal development quiz worksheet, students complete an on-line quiz, clicking on questions and matching answers, scoring 1 point for each correct answer. A printed version is available.
Students identify the parts of a male and female reproductive system and what the jobs of those parts are.  In this reproduction lesson students describe some reproductive technologies. 
Seventh graders take a survey to determine their attitudes toward sexuality. In groups, they identify female and male reproductive organs and develop a list of secondary sex traits during puberty. They also discuss the stages of the menstrual cycle and how the fetus develops. To end the lesson, they discuss how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Student study possible effects the mother's nutritional habits will have on her baby. They see how important it is to eat right and examine a regular diet for a pregnant woman or one for a woman with diabetes or other physical problems.
Students read passages and view a slide show on the theory of evolution and provide evidence that this theory is correct. In this evolution lesson plan, students read about fossils, anatomy, organs, fetal development, and more.
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.
High schoolers identify pictures of women labeling them pregnant or not pregnant. They discover what happens inside a woman when she is pregnant. They explain the relationship bettwen intercourse, fertilization and parenthood.
Like a fresh canvas, stem cells can turn into almost anything. In a comprehensive lesson, high school biologists use clay to build a 3-D model of cell division and the processes that occur during the first 14 days of development. Also included is a detailed graphic organizer for taking notes about the important concepts and vocabulary related to stem cells. The procedure is very clear and easy to follow; your pupils will enjoy getting their hands dirty while learning about how they all came to be. 
High schoolers review the male and female reproductive systems and fetal development with this crossword puzzle. Some of the answers are vocabulary terms for given definitions, while some are fill-in-the-blank. There are 39 spots to fill. Keep this in your collection of body systems crossword puzzles.
Background reading is available in the first two pages of this learning exercise, along with reading comprehension questions and a laboratory activity in which students use mircroarray technology to identify genes used in cell differentiation. This is a comprehensive college-level genetics assignment that will require more than one session to complete. 
Environmental science enthusiasts show what they know at the end of the year by taking this full-fledged final exam. They answer multiple choice, graph interpretation, and essay analysys questions, 73 of them in all. Topics range from cell structure and function to population ecology. This exam blows others away with the variety included!
Students examine human health by identifying dangerous pesticides. In this agriculture lesson plan, students research the food production system in the United States and discuss dangers such as pesticides, chemicals and insecticides which poison our food and poison humans as well. Students create a list of healthy fruits and vegetables on a worksheet and discuss the benefits of eating organic food.
Ninth graders are introduced to the concept of human embryology. Individually, they complete an exercise in which they determine which trait they got from which family member. In groups, they identify and label the reproductive organs of males and females. As a class, they discuss the moral and ethic issues involved with test tube babies to end the lesson.
In this environmental worksheet students complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions on cell types, cell division, chromosomes and plant species.
Fifth graders explore the brain and what is needs. In this biology lesson plan, 5th graders will work on a series of activities that will allow them to learn about the brain, its parts, and the best foods to eat for their brain.

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