Embryonic and Fetal Development

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At six months old, human neuron production ceases permanently. A scientific presentation introduces acrosomal reactions, sperm penetration, polyspermy, and the stages of fetal development. It continues with postnatal development, the effects of pregnancy on a woman, parturition, and Apgar scores.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research a week-by-week timeline for an ideal embryonic and fetal development
  • Use the March of Dimes website and resources to learn about birth defects that often develop in the womb
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson best fits when studying the human body or in a sexual education class
Pros
  • Contains detailed diagrams to help pupils visualize the material
  • Emphasizes vocabulary throughout to help highlight key concepts
Cons
  • Does not include any attention checks or evaluation ideas