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Participants describe the process of pregnancy and childbirth. Working in pairs, they sequentially order a set of ten cards listing the steps of pregnancy and childbirth. After the cards are arranged correctly, each phase is discussed in detail. This lesson contains sensitive material. Please review to determine its suitablility for your class.
A health instructional activity 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.
Nearly all high schoolers 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.
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.
Seventh graders learn about John Kellerman, a youngster who was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. They learn how alcohol and pregnancy doesn't mix.
Students study the importance of prenatal care, weight gain, a healthy diet and the dangers of using drugs while pregnant.  In this infant nutrition lesson students examine all the aspects of pregnancy. 
Learners 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.
Learners 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.
Students study the stages of prenatal development using a booklet, replicas of the fetus at different developmental stages, and a flip chart. They explain the human reproductive process, infertility, pregnancy, and steps that lead to a healthy lifestyle.
Seventh graders examine the life cycle of the human. In this human life cycle lesson plan, 7th graders discuss the many different stages of the human life cycle. Students use pictures from magazines to create a representation of the human life cycle.
Learners examine significant innovations in surgery and reproductive health.  In this surgery lesson plan students view a video and answer the given questions. 
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.
Students explore the cultural phenomenon of older mothers. In this current events lesson, students visit selected websites to learn about reproduction, IVF, and cultural changes that have prompted some women to give birth later in life.
Seventh graders make a collage of the human life cycle. In this life cycle lesson students study the human reproductive system and the general concepts of pregnancy. Students receive detailed information about the human life cycle and pregnancy.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
Students contrast friendships, dating, love, marriage and parenting, describe the reproductive systems and related disease prevention and define conception, contraception, abortion and pregnancy.
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"

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