a. How is this birth similar or different to what humans have to go through?
b. What problems can arise during childbirth for all animals?
c. Are human babies able to walk right away?
d. Why might it be important for a calf to be able to walk right away but not as much for a human baby?
2. For a possible assessment after a unit on embryonic development, you can show the clip and then have students describe how the calf must have developed through the various stages. Students can compare this to human development.
3. This clip can be used as an introduction to an activity where students research the development of a wide variety of organisms in terms of structure and function. They then can compare their organism to the cow.