I created a model of fetal development through wax and dye on an egg. The top of the egg cycles through the beginning stages of pregnancy from a fertilized egg through a 2 and 4 cell stage to a 16-cell stage. The second cycle on the egg shows the development of the blastocyst and the final cycle shows the fetus from week 4 to week 20. This represents a normal pregnancy. I also separated these stages in order to compare a normal pregnancy to an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy typically lasts until around week 6 to 8 until it could become fatal to a mother.  This would be at the beginning of the second cycle shown on the egg. I made this distinction between the different levels (from top to bottom on the egg) to show that an ectopic pregnancy would not make it to the third level.

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  1. Objective: Describe the major steps of fetal development. Explain common disorders during pregnancy and their cause.

    Hannah used an egg and drew the first 20 weeks of pregnancy on the egg using wax. She then dyed the egg so the images will show. She used an egg as that is how life starts. She shows how the eggs divides from fertilization to 16-cell stage near the top. As you turn the egg and move down it shows the blastocyst to fetus. She is showing how ectopic pregnancies do not make it past 8 weeks generally. As you look at the egg, ectopic pregnancies do not make it to the third level due to the area that the egg implanted. Hannah’s project was very creative and I loved the details she was able to fit on the egg she used.

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  2. More than 100 celebrities and other influential figures have urged to honour
    his promise to ban hunters from bringing home trophies of their kills.Signatories to a letter demanding that the Prime Minister make good on the pledge made three years ago to ‘end this barbaric practice’ include nine knights, four dames, 15 CBEs,
    ten OBEs and nine MBEs.Since that vow, in September
    2019, hunters have imported more than 600 trophies from endangered animals including lions,
    elephants, giraffes and hippos.

    Promises to change the law have featured in four Queen’s Speeches, but no legislation has been passed.The letter,
    organised by polar explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Campaign to
    Ban Trophy Hunting, says British trophy hunters are ‘winning prizes for single-handedly shooting huge numbers of animals’, adding: ‘We need this ban now.’  Signatories to a letter demanding that
    the Prime Minister make good on the pledge made three years ago to ‘end this barbaric practice’ include nine
    knights, four dames, 15 CBEs, ten OBEs and nine MBEsThose supporting
    the letter include Dame Judi Dench, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir David Jason, Ricky Gervais, Kate Moss, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Michael Palin and Dame Joanna
    Lumley and the Prime Minister’s father Stanley Johnson.‘The
    killing of animals for entertainment is totally contrary to British
    values,’ said Dame Judi.

    ‘There is nothing noble about posing for a grinning selfie next to a defenceless
    animal.’The Prime Minister’s father added: ‘It’s a disgraceful activity and needs to be
    banned now’ and another signatory, Annie Lennox, branded it ‘immoral and barbaric’. Advocates for
    trophy hunting claim it is good for wildlife conservation in Africa, especially with the money it brings in. British firms offer expensive package tours offering hunters the chance to shoot Africa’s ‘Big Five’: a
    lion, leopard, black rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo.
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    Calls for a ban first won public support amid global outrage at the killing
    of Cecil the lion by American dentist Walter Palmer
    in Zimbabwe in July 2015.No 10 pledged a ban on imports of hunting trophies after 86 per cent of the
    44,000 replies to a government consultation said they supported such a
    move.

    Yet while the UK finally banned the trade in ivory last week, the
    trophy import ban has still to go through Parliament.A Government spokesman said: ‘There has been no change
    to our ambitions. The Government is committed to legislation to ban the import of hunting trophies
    from thousands of species, which will be one of the toughest
    bans in the world.’

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