Principles of Growth and Development


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Which of the following is true about biological development?

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1. How are the proximodistal principle and the cephalocaudal principles different?

2. Which principle states that development proceeds from simple to complex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the principles of human growth and development. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include characteristics of each principle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The idea of biological development
  • The concept of top to bottom development
  • Development from the simple to the complex
  • The idea that development starts at the center of the body

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the principles of human growth and development
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding top to bottom development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding principles of development that do not involve direction

Additional Learning

Make sure to also read the lesson titled Principles of Growth and Development. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of biological development
  • Understand the definition of the cephalocaudal principle and how it relates to the human body
  • Recognize the characteristics of the proximodistal principle
  • Know how the orthogenetic principle applies to human development