Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
- Kimberly K.
- Bourbonnais, IL
Pregnancy Stages Teacher Resources
Find Pregnancy Stages educational ideas and activities
Students investigate the possible consequences of practicing a lifestyle of being sexually active. They work in groups to have discussion using the IDEA Problem Solver handout. The statistics surrounding teen pregnancy are shared in order to help promote responsible sexual behavior.
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.
A health lesson presents all aspects of conception and pregnancy. Fourth through sixth-graders define terms associated with pregnancy, label a chart of a woman, and discuss how pregnancy occurs. Some excellent activities and a wonderful worksheet are included in this impressive plan. Answers for the worksheet are available as well.
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.
Ninth graders participate in an activity designed to increase their understanding and awareness of the difficulties and complexities of raising a child. They view and discuss an overhead "Babysitter Wanted." Students discuss their experiences with babysitting. They devise a schedule for looking after a six-month baby for a day. Students discuss their current knowledge of child care.
Open this lesson plan 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. Note that in Step three of the lesson plan, the PowerPoint that you are supposed to show is not included. There are, however, a student worksheet and group presentation grading rubric.
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 plan, they discuss how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Students investigate human sexuality by researching STD's. In this HIV lesson, students discuss the potential risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV which can cause illness and death. Students assess their own pregnancy risk behavior and answer study questions regarding teen decision-making.
Students 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"
Ninth graders examine the social problem of teenage mothers. In groups, they examine the consequences of a teenage pregnancy and how it can be considered a breakdown in family structure. They discuss the physical changes during adolescence and define new vocabulary. To end the instructional activity, they read an article and make up their own questions to fiction stories and answer them from another point of view.
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.
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.
Begin with an online pre-quiz about West Nile Virus. Using a fictional scenario, young epidemiologists read how it is transmitted and examine the stages of the life cycle of a mosquito. They imagine that they are members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, formulating plans for identifying infected persons and how to contain the spread of the virus. The 35-page lesson plan provides beneficial background information, worksheets, resource links, answer keys to ensure success at teaching this mini-unit to your biology masters.