The Process of Conception

By: Emily Robertson

Define Sperm and Egg

Sperm: The male sex cell. Typically consisting of a head, mid-piece, and tail.

Egg: The female sex cell. Found in the ovaries.

Define Fertilization and Embryo

Fertilization: The process by which a sperm cell combines with an egg cell.

Embryo: An unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development.

Explain the First Week of Pregnancy

The first week of pregnancy is the point in which the uterus is preparing for the fertilized egg or eggs. There is not actually a fetus or egg in the uterus yet.

Explain Sex Determination

The biological system in which the the development of sexual characteristics in an organism takes place.