The Reproductive System

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The Reproductive System

Real world comparisons of the people we are today with images of plants, animals and people over 3,000 years old introduce the student to the key role that the reproductive system plays in human survival. Confusing changes and body functions that occur during puberty are demystified as students understand the hormonal life cycle triggers that set these changes into motion. All the parts and functions of both male and female reproductive systems are discussed. HIV, STDs, abstinence, peer pressure and the role their choices make in maintaining reproductive system health are addressed in 'Keeping the System Heathy.' Finally, the wonder of new life forming from conception through birth are demonstrated with stunning photography and animation.

The reproductive system is a necessary part of the human body. Changes during puberty, for both males and females, are explained as is the process of fertilization. In addition, healthy habits are discussed, including abstinence.

  1. Students will learn and understand changes to the body during puberty.
  2. Students will learn and understand the reproductive systems for the male and female.
  3. Students will learn and understand the process of fertilization.
  4. Students will learn healthy habits to employ.
  5. Students will learn about abstinence.

  1. The teacher can provide the students with a diagram of the male anatomy and a separate one of the female anatomy. The students can use velcro backed cards to label the appropriate parts of the reproductive systems of each gender. Students can rewatch the video or use peers to check accuracy.
  2. Students can be provided with the steps in part of the reproductive cycle (i.e. menstruation cycle or process of fertilization). Students can work in pairs to put the steps in the correct sequence.
  3. Cards could be numbered on the back in order to be self-checking or groups can trade positions and check the answers for each group. The cards can then be used to study the process.