Fetal Development Teacher Resources
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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy
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.
9th - 12th Special Education & Programs
Animal Reproduction and Development
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.
Human Embryo Development and Birth Defects
Open this lesson with a discussion on birth defects. Break the class into groups to visit a website and learn about what happens at each stage of human embryo and fetal development. Assign each group a particular birth defect to research and create a slide show to present to the rest of the class.
7th - 12th Science
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2010
This exam touches upon every topic within the typical first year biology course.. A broad variety of question styles give high schoolers every opportunity to show what they know. Why start from scratch when a comprehensive final exam is easily available to you?
9th - 12th Science
Human Reproductive System
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.
9th - 12th Science
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.
Health: Symptoms and Stages of Pregnancy
Students examine the growth and changes that occur during the three trimesters of pregnancy. Issues such as toxemia and spontaneous abortion are also considered. In groups, students rotate to various stations exploring aspects related to pregnancy, health, and child care.
10th - 12th Health
Students view a PowerPoint presentation about pregnancy. They work in groups to complete activities at each of six stations. Students create a baby from clay dough. They use construction paper to design a quilt square. Students complete a journal writing exercise to summarize new information.
Higher Ed Health
Pregnancy, Day 1: The Developing Baby
Twenty-six pages of good information about pregnancy. Pictures and descriptions describe the moment the sperm and egg unite, and there are worksheets that students can complete. This is a pretty comprehensive lesson for one day. It might take more than one day if you cover all of the material.
9th - 10th Health