Reproduction

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Essential Questions: 

What is the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction? What are the advantages and disadvantages of different reproductive strategies in plants and animals? How is reproductive anatomy related to function in various plants and animals? How do hormones regulate reproductive cycles?

Content: 

 Compare reproductive strategies in various plant and animal species

Investigate why different animal species have different reproductive cycles

Use the human menstrual cycle as an example of hormonal control of a physiological process

Skills and Processes: 

Accurate dissection and identification

Exposure to and understanding of modern reproductive medicine topics

Relating repeating theme of feedback control of biological systems to another topic (see above units on thermoregulation and osmoregulation)

Assessment: 

Dissection drawings of an insect-pollinated flower

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