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Prenatal Development

Time Frame:
2 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Small Groups


 

Summary:
Students will Teach to Learn the stages of prenatal development using a booklet, replicas of the fetus at different developmental stages, and a flip chart.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 5 Standard 2

Explain the human reproductive process, infertility, pregnancy, and steps that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Career Connections:

  • Scientific-doctor, nurse

Materials:

  • A Month at a Time – From Conception to Birth - student
  • Information Binder(color copy each packet and place in a binder with sheet protectors). I have 20 binders so each group has about 3. (I spent several hours putting this packet together from the resources sighted at the end of the Binder, please include these references in your binders.)
  • A Month at a Time - student study guide
  • Human Reproduction and Development Kit(from Nasco) 1 for each group
  • With Child, large–size spiral-bound charts (from Childbirth Graphics.com) 1 for each group.
  • Labor and Delivery Nurse - Guest Speaker
  • Pictures from student binder in envelopes (5)

    Intended Learning Outcomes:
    Students will gain a better understanding of how a fetus develops, and the mother physically changes during pregnancy.

    Instructional Procedures:
    See the attached lesson plan.

    Extensions:

    Attachments

    • review_pictures.doc
      Print these pictures off and put them in envelopes. At the end of the unit, for review, students can put these pictures in order of development and state what developmental stages the fetus is experiencing.
    • Changes_in_Baby2_1_.pdf
      These sheets should be printed from a color printer. They should be placed into sheet protectors and then put in a binder. This binder will serve as the booklet students will gather their information from when they teach each other.
    • As_Your_Baby_Grows_1_.doc
      Students should use this note guide as they study their assigned section. A labor and delivery nurse can be invited to come and speak about the items on the birth section of the assignment.
    • As_Your_Baby_Grows_1_.pdf
      Students should use this note guide as they study their assigned section. A labor and delivery nurse can be invited to come and speak about the items on the birth section of the assignment.
    • Prenatal_Developmentlesson_plan_1_.doc
      Lesson plan for prenatal development.
    • Prenatal_Developmentlesson_plan_1_.pdf
      Lesson plan for prenatal developoment.
    • review_pictures_1_.pdf

    Bibliography:
    A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson; Development Through the Lifespan by Laura E. Berk, chapter 3 pgs 78-115;

    Author:
    Amber Williams

    Created Date :
    May 26 2005 14:49 PM

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