The Fetal Period of Pregnancy: Definition & Development


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A week prior to the fetal period, the developing child is known as a(n):

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1. Surfactant, which is found in air sacs, will be produced in which organs?

2. Genitals differentiate during which week of development?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet on the fetal stage of pregnancy gauge your understanding of fetal development, including when genitals can be determined during pregnancy and when the fetal stage ends.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Name of the developing child a week prior to the fetal period
  • Surfactant
  • When genitals can be determined during pregnancy
  • System that is affected if a mother consumes alcohol during the fetal period
  • When the fetal stage ends

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the fetal period lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding surfactant and how it protects the lungs
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about when the fetal stage ends

Additional Learning

To learn more about the fetal period, review the lesson called The Fetal Period of Pregnancy: Definition & Development. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify basic information about a pregnancy
  • Review what the fetal period is and when it begins and ends
  • Understand the embryo stage and the maturation process of the fetal stage
  • Recognize characteristics of a fetus between weeks thirteen and sixteen of development
  • Comprehend how dangerous toxins can impact the health of the baby