Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Human Development
History of Psychology
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In this activity you will explore development across the life span. The process begins during the period between conception and birth, as the fetus emerges from a one-celled organism to a full-term infant. As the genetic program within the cells of the body unfolds, important characteristics emerge that will set the stage for the newborn baby's emergence into the world. At the same time, the world around the developing child exerts its influence on growth, and, at critical points, can alter the way these genetic characteristics are expressed. Our exploration begins where this process culminates, at birth, where who we are and will ultimately become is a life-long endeavor.

Life Span Development - Our amazing capacity for change

Click on the above link to begin the 180k Flash feature. Or if you prefer you can view the non-Flash version of the LIfe Span Development exploration.

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