Sperm Cell: Definition & Function


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What is a sperm cell?

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1. What is the female sex cell called?

2. Why does the sperm cell only have half of the DNA needed to make a new organism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your understanding of the function of sperm cells with this quiz and accompanying worksheet. You will be asked to distinguish between male and female sex cells and explain their DNA composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment tool to assess your ability to:

  • Define sperm
  • Identify female sex cells
  • Explain the DNA composition of sex cells
  • Define embryo

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about DNA in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding sex cells and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast male and female sex cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the function of sperm cells

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Sperm Cell: Definition & Function to further explore sperm cell activity. This lesson centers on:

  • Defining sperm cells
  • Explaining the function of sperm
  • Describing the structure of sperm cells
  • Recognizing how male and female sex cells create a new organism