How to build a human: Embryogenesis (embryo development)

Differentiation – the process that transforms once identical cells into different, specialized cells.

Another view of early embryogenesis


Learning Standards

Massachusetts 2066 Curriculum Frameworks

Life Science (Biology), Grades 6–8. Identify the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, protection from disease, and movement, control, and coordination) and describe ways that these systems interact with each other.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework

PreK–12 STANDARD 4: Reproduction/Sexuality.  Through the study of development students will 4.1 Identify the components, functions, and processes of the reproductive system. 4.11 Identify the stages of the male and female reproductive systems over the life cycle.

Massachusetts Science Curriculum Framework 2016

Disciplinary Core Idea Progression Matrix

Disciplinary Core Ideas Matrix Reproduction Massachusetts Standards

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