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Forces and Motion

Immune System






Alg HW


Sci HW

Extra Credit



Content Standards




Heredity and Evolution – What processes are responsible for life’s unity and diversity?

Reproduction Notes

Reproduction Notes

Reproduction Notes

8.2 - Reproduction is a characteristic of living systems and it is essential for the continuation of every species.

Plumbing of the male

Plumbing of the female

Conception to Birth

Menstrual Cycle


Reproduction Vocabulary





a)      Heredity is the passage of genetic information from one generation to another.




b)      Some of the characteristics of an organism are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.




Expected Performances




C 25.   Explain the similarities and differences in cell division in somatic and germ cells.

Mitosis vs. Meiosis




Mitosis Simulation

Mitosis with Music





C 26.   Describe the structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems, including the process of egg and sperm production.

Plumbing of the male


Plumbing of the female


Male and Female Notes


C 27.   Describe how genetic information is organized in genes on chromosomes, and explain sex determination in humans.

DNA, genes etc…




Grade Level Expectations:

1)      Relate the continued existence of any species to its successful reproduction and explain in writing the factors that contribute to successful reproduction.

2)      Describe the structure, location and function of chromosomes, genes and DNA and how they relate to each other in the living cell.

3)      Illustrate and chart the purpose, cell type (somatic and germ) and resulting chromosome count during cell division in mitosis and meiosis.

4)      Identify the major structures in human male and female reproductive systems and explain where meiosis and gamete formation take place.

5)      Investigate and report on the role of hormone production as it initiates and regulates the creation of male and female germ cells from birth through adolescence and into adulthood.

6)      Compare and contrast the events and processes that occur when a human egg is fertilized or not fertilized.

7)      Demonstrate the relationship of corresponding genes on pairs of chromosomes to traits inherited by offspring.

8)      Describe in writing the role of the germ cells in the formation of the human zygote and its resulting 23 pairs of chromosomes, the 23rd of which determines gender and the other 22 of which determine the characteristics of that offspring.

"Biology is the only science in which multiplication means the same thing as division."

Silly Vocabulary

Facts and Answers about STDs

STD Facts


Stop, Think, Be Safe


Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Planned Parenthood


Reproduction Review Games

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