Child Development Flash Cards

Key words and their definitions.

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Family Types - key words:

Nuclear family...

Reconstructed/step family...

Single parent family...

Adoptive family...

Shared care family...

Same sex family...

Foster family...

Extended family...

Looked after family...

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Family Types - definitions:

Mum, dad and children.

When one of the parents partners becomes a parent figure to the children.

When a parent singly brings up the children without the help of the other parent.

A child who no - longer lives with their biological parents and has been legally looked after by someone else.

Separated parents who make decisions about their children's care together.

Parents are either both male or both female. They would be able to have a child by adoption, surrogacy or IVF.

A person who acts as the child's parent, without legally adopting them.

A nuclear family and their relatives living under the same roof.

Children that are looked after by family members during the day while their parents work.

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Male Reproductive System - key words:

Testis...

Scrotum...

Vas Deferens...

Prostate Gland...

Urethra...

Penis...

Foreskin...

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Male Reproductive System - definitions:

Produces testosterone (a hormone) and sperm.

A bag of skin, which the testes hang in - to keep cooler.

The sperm duck - a tube that goes to the urethra.

Adds the fluid to the sperm - gives them energy.

Transportation out of the body.

Places the ***** into the ****** of the female.

Covers the tip of the penis and can be removed in circumcision.

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Female Reproductive System - key words:

Uterus...

Endometrium...

Fallopian Tube...

Funnel...

Ovaries...

Vagina...

Cervix...


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Female Reproductive System - definitions:

Increases from 30g to 1kg (weight of a bag of sugar) in weight during pregnancy - it has very muscular walls.

The lining of the uterus where the egg implants. If there's no implantation it comes away as a period.

The link between the ovary and uterus, also where fertilisation takes place.

Catches the released 'ova' by wafting.

Releases progesterone egg (through fertilisation) to make the hormones; oestrogen and progesterone.

It's 10 - 12cm long - sperm is deposited at the top of the ******.

A ring of muscle.

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