Prenatal Stages of Brain Development


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Why is proper prenatal care essential to prenatal brain development?

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1. When does a fetus typically gain reflexes and the ability to react to the environment?

2. The first recognizable brain structure to form from the neural tube is/are the _____ in the _____ trimester.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prenatal brain development happens quickly, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources test you on the following items:

  • First recognizable brain structure to form
  • The month cerebral cortex forms
  • Number of neurons present when prenatal brain development is finished
  • Earliest nervous system tissue that eventually develops into the brain and spinal cord
  • Description of neurons

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related prenatal brain development lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as neuron and neural tube
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the brain development during trimesters from the lesson, such as the first and second trimesters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the development of the cerebral cortex

Additional Learning

There is also a related lesson called Prenatal States of Brain Development. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces prenatal brain development
  • Provides the number of brain cells that will have been formed after 9 months
  • Explores brain development during the first through third trimester
  • Defines neuron and neural tube