Did You Know? 1

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Did You Know?
• There are 60 million women in the U.S. of child-bearing age.
• There are 6 million births in the U.S. each year.
• There are 600,000 miscarriages annually.
• 14.5% of pregnant women experience one or more complications.
• 2.5 % of babies born suffer a birth defect.
Statistical Source - CDC
It is very important to understand the need for prenatal care and
the biological process of pregnancy.
To help you learn about pregnancy keep in mind these questions:
 How long does pregnancy last?
 What are some possible complications during pregnancy?
 What can a woman do to have a healthy pregnancy?
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Review, in detail, the following informational
sources on the stages of pregnancy and fetal
development.
Westside Pregnancy Clinic
From Bellies to Babies & Beyond
StorkNet
Prenatal Care & Tests
Complications
Click the infographic to the right for the most
common symptoms of pregnancy
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Prepare a PowerPoint presentation on the
trimesters of pregnancy using the informational
from the previous slide. (The link leads to a
prepared template.)
Use the following rubric to assess your work.
Image Source: Power Point Clip Art
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Not all pregnancies go smoothly,
complete the assessment on
possible complications during
pregnancy. (Click the icon below to
access the document.)
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Girl or Boy?
Conjoined Twins – World Book
Students
Twins – BrainPop
Activity - Vocabulary
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BCPS Curriculum
Health grade 8
Indicator: Students will examine the structure and function of the human
reproductive systems, conception, fetal development, birth, and infant care
to make informed decisions.
Objective: 8.3.8. Students will explore pregnancy in order to determine the stages of
fetal development.
Maryland State Curriculum
VSC Standard: 4.0. Students will demonstrate the ability to use human development
knowledge, social skills, and health enhancing strategies to promote positive
relationships and health growth and development throughout the life cycle.
VSC Indicator: 4.8.5. Explain the gestation process of fetal development and maternal
changes.
Common Core State Standards
Reading: 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite
specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Writing: 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions,
demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Standards for the 21st Century Learner
1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order
to make inferences and gather meaning.
2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world
situations, and further investigations.
Maryland Technology Literacy Standards for Students
3.0: Use a variety of technologies for learning and collaboration.
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Time Frame: 2 45 minutes class periods
Differentiation:
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Direct students to use comprehension tools included in
databases, such as: audio read-aloud, labeled reading
levels, and embedded dictionaries.
Learning Styles:
Visual
Notes to the teacher:
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Make sure all computers have internet access and
Power Point installed
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Make sure you have access to a printer
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The rubric for the power point is included in the power
point as well
Last updated: July 2013
Created by Angela Sofinowski, Library Media Specialist
BCPS Slam Dunk Research Model, Copyright 2013, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only.
All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module.
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