Fetal Development in the First Trimester: Stages & Timeline


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Which germ layer forms the skin and nervous system?

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1. Which term refers to the determination/specialization of cell fates?

2. Which of the following does NOT occur during weeks 0-4 of gestation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will assist students in learning about fetal development. Students will be responsible for learning information such as percentage of adult structures that are found in a fetus by the end of the first trimester and during what month does the heart start pumping blood.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students can use the following worksheet and quiz to comprehend:

  • Month of pregnancy the fetus starts pumping blood
  • Determination of cell outcomes
  • Percentage of adult structures that are found in the fetus at the end of the first trimester
  • Event that does not occur during weeks 0-4 of gestation
  • Germ layer that forms the skin and nervous system

Skills Practiced

The abilities that can be tested in this quiz and worksheet include:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding fetal development and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about the germ layer that is responsible for forming the skin and nervous system
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept specialization of cell outcomes

Additional Learning

To understand the material about fetal development, recall the information in the lesson called Fetal Development in the First Trimester: Stages & Timeline. Students can study the following subjects:

  • Identify all of the germ layers and what they are responsible for forming
  • Learn about how cells are specialized and made into different types of cells
  • Review the process of organogenesis and how tissues and organs form in the fetus
  • Recall the important events that occur during the first month of pregnancy such as cell division and the beginning of the formation of the placenta
  • Understand what occurs to the embryo during the second month
  • Compare the events that occur in the third month to previous events