Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period


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When does the germinal period end?

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1. Why is the embryonic period the most crucial part of prenatal development?

2. An implanted embryo which has all three germ layers and some, but not all, of the internal organs formed, is in which period of development?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will mainly test you on the characteristics of the germinal, embryonic, and fetal periods. Some questions will ask you to identify the false statement in the provided choices. Other questions will ask you about time frames.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following topics:

  • Germinal period
  • Prenatal development
  • Embryonic period
  • Germ layers
  • Fetal period

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related germinal, embryonic, and fetal development lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of prenatal development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the germinal period and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as germ layers and fetal periods

Additional Learning

Once you have finished the quiz, make sure to explore the related lesson titled Prenatal Stages and Development: Germinal, Embryonic & Fetal Period. This lesson will help you understand the following topics:

  • Understanding prenatal development
  • Exploring the germinal period
  • Defining the embryonic period
  • Describing germ layers
  • Explaining the term 'embryogenesis'
  • Clarifying the meaning of the fetal period