Human Reproduction

Human Reproduction introduces students to how the reproductive system of humans works. Students will discover the biological processes involved. They will learn the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction and be able to explain the processes of mitosis and meiosis.

You can review the suggestions listed in the “Options for Lesson” section and see if you want to include any of them in your lesson plan. One suggestion is to have students sketch images related to the six steps of human reproduction. You could also invite an obstetrician to the class to speak to the students and answer questions. Another suggestion is to have students further research specific terms from the lesson plan using the internet or other sources.

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Our Human Reproduction lesson plan includes the following:

Lesson Overview and Objectives: Human Reproduction teaches students about sexual reproduction of humans and what it means. Students will be able to define certain terms and explain how the process works.

There are four pages of instructional content in this lesson plan. Students will first discover what asexual reproduction is followed by sexual reproduction. They will learn about how cells divide during mitosis and meiosis.

The lesson then provides a list of steps for the reproductive process. It also explains how human beings’ bodies change when they reach puberty. At that point, they will be able to start producing egg cells (female) and sperm cells (male).

Reproduction Skit Activity

Students will work with a partner for the activity. The worksheet instructs students to write a two-person skit in which one role is the female egg cell and the other role, a male sperm cell. It provides an example of what the dialogue might look like. The skits can be humorous, serious, or both. Regardless of tone, students must ensure the facts they include are correct and the skit is appropriate. You can use the rubric at the bottom of the worksheet to grade the students’ skits.

Definitions and Practice Worksheet

There are two sections on the practice worksheet. The first section requires students to match definitions to the correct terms. There are 13 definitions and terms in the word bank. For the second section, students will read seven facts. They must decide whether each fact refers to asexual (A) or sexual (S) reproduction.

Human Reproduction Homework Assignment

Similar to the practice worksheet, the homework assignment consists of two sections. For the first section, students must answer 10 questions using the knowledge they learned from the lesson. The second section requires students to place the 10 steps of human reproduction in correct chronological order.

Lastly, to make it easier on you the educator, we have included answer keys for both the practice and homework worksheets at the end of the lesson plan.

Additional information

subject

Science

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

State Educational Standards

LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, LB.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, LB.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, LB.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, LB.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.