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Life's Greatest Miracle

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Watch the Program
View the program online. (QuickTime or RealPlayer plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Stem-Cell Debate
Learn what stem cells are, where they come from, why they are important, and what the controversy is in this book excerpt by Dartmouth ethicist Ronald Green. (Grades 9-12)

Windows on the Womb
Explore many of the current screening techniques that are changing the nature of pregnancy and parenthood, and learn when they are commonly used during pregnancy. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

Great Expectations: A Woman's Journal
Follow 36-year-old Judith Richards's final weeks of pregnancy as she writes in to NOVA about her experience. Read her first journal entry (October 31, 2001) and learn about what she and her husband Sam felt as they became first-time parents. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

How Cells Divide (Hot Science)
Find out how meiosis and mitosis work in this 15-step animated comparison of the two. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

How Is Sex Determined? (Hot Science)
Follow the sex development of a male or female embryo in this feature spanning the first 16 weeks of development. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 9-12)

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Teacher's Guide
Life's Greatest Miracle
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