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A Ninth Grade Unit on Human Embryology, by Frank Caparulo


Guide Entry to 80.05.03:

The unit takes you from sperm and egg development through conception to birth. The unit begins with a very short history of the science of human embryology, including several of the early theories. Then you are given a short review with diagrams of the human reproductive systems. Section three is the central theme; it begins with the three stages of prenatal development, the development of the senses, it covers birth defects, genetic and the influence of the following on prenatal development: nutrition, drugs, smoking and alcohol. The unit includes pertinent references for both teacher and student and a list of related A.V. materials.

(Recommended for Human Physiology, Biology, and Sex Education for 9th through 12th grade level.)

Key Words

Embryology Human Biology General Human Reproduction

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