Web Exercise #1: The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy
LO 3.1: Describe the process of conception, identifying the roles of female and male.
LO 3.2: Describe the three periods of prenatal development.
This chapter introduces students to the process of conception and the three periods of prenatal development. In this assignment, students will watch the documentary The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBIYwiktPsQ
As you watch the video, keep a list of questions you may have while watching it.
Answer the following questions:
What are three things you learned from watching this video?
What did you think was the most surprising fact in this video?
What questions did you have while watching the video? Were they later answered in the video?
What else do you want to know after watching this video?
Web Exercise #2: Teratogens in Your Life
LO 3.4: Identify drugs, illness, and environmental factors that act as teratogens.
The textbook introduces students to teratogens and how they affect the developing baby. Often, students are left wondering if there are any teratogens that may affect them. The answer is yes. Watch the following video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PKZSo4V1As
After watching the video, go to your kitchen and look at the bottom of the plastic containers. How many are you using that are unsafe? Did you throw any away? Do you plan to? Why or why not?
Web Exercise #3: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
LO 3.5: Define fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and differentiate between fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol effects.
Chapter 3 introduces students to fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the causes of them, and the effects on the developing baby. Babies born with FAS and fetal alcohol effects face many developmental issues during life. Watch the following documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7zfJCW9Yco
What are some of the issues children with FAS and fetal alcohol effects face?
What are three details that stood out to you while watching this documentary?
What questions do you have after watching this video?
Web Exercise #4: The Newborn’s Perceptual Capacities
LO 3.8: Identify and explain the neonate’s physical capacities.
The textbook discusses infants’ physical capacities. One of these is the baby’s ability to hear in the womb. The following web page provides more detail about this ability:
Read the information provided on the web page. Then look up one of the research studies cited on the page. Answer the following questions:
What was the study about?
Why was the study important?
What was the hypothesis?
Who were the participants? How old were they? What other information is given?
What was the procedure?
What were the results of this study?
How does this study benefit the field of psychology?