Ch 41: Female Reproductive System - ORELA Middle Grades General Science

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The lessons in this chapter are designed to strengthen your knowledge of the female reproductive system. Take self-assessment quizzes to test that knowledge as you study for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment.

Female Reproductive System - ORELA Middle Grades General Science - Chapter Summary

Use this in-depth look at the female reproductive system to simplify the process of preparing for the ORELA Middle Grades General Science assessment. Watch short videos to make sure you're ready to:

  • Describe the internal and external anatomy of the female reproductive system
  • Identify the structure and parts of the uterus and uterine wall
  • Explain the HPG axis and phases of the ovarian cycle from puberty to menopause
  • Provide insight into the follicular and luteal phases of the ovarian cycle
  • Discuss the phases, endometrial changes and menses of the uterine cycle
  • Share information about the proliferative and secretory phases of the uterine cycle
  • Examine the female reproductive axis, as well as the process from ovulation to implantation

The videos are short, averaging about 10 minutes in length. Packed with quality instruction, the lessons offer a comprehensive review of the female reproductive system that might otherwise take you weeks to complete.

Female Reproductive System - ORELA Middle Grades General Science Chapter Objectives

This ORELA Middle Grades General Science chapter offers the information you need to answer test questions about the female reproductive system. Topics covered in the lessons are found in the life science content domain, which constitutes about 25% of the total test.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice and computer based. Chapter resources include lesson quizzes, a chapter exam and full video transcripts that highlight key vocabulary words. Earning a passing score of 228 or higher ensures your ability to secure the educator licensure necessary to teach general science to students in the middle grades.

13 Lessons in Chapter 41: Female Reproductive System - ORELA Middle Grades General Science
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Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

1. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.

The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

2. The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts

Learn all about the structure responsible for the development of babies in this lesson on uterine anatomy. Discover the three layers of the uterus and each layer's purpose.

External Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

3. External Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

We all know that men and women are different. But just how different are they? Learn a little more about the differences between men and women in this lesson on female external reproductive anatomy.

HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle

4. HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle

Everything in the female reproductive system is connected. See how the brain interacts with the ovaries during the female's ovarian cycle in this lesson covering the female HPG axis.

Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

5. Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

Just like the human body has to grow and mature before it is ready to reproduce the female's gamete, the egg also has to grow and mature. This lesson will introduce the process through which that occurs, the ovarian cycle.

Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

6. Follicular Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

The female gamete, the oocyte, grows and matures in a process known as the ovarian cycle. Learn about the first part of the ovarian cycle, the follicular phase, in this lesson.

Luteal Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

7. Luteal Phase of the Ovarian Cycle

Each month, the ovaries recruit and mature a subset of oocytes in preparation for ovulation. Learn what happens after ovulation occurs in the second phase of the ovarian cycle, known as the luteal phase.

The Uterine Cycle: Phases and Endometrial Changes

8. The Uterine Cycle: Phases and Endometrial Changes

Just like a woman's ovaries go through the monthly cycle of recruiting eggs, her uterus also goes through a monthly cycle as it prepares for the possible implantation of a fertilized egg. This lesson will introduce you to the phases and hormones of the female's uterine cycle.

The Uterine Cycle: Menses

9. The Uterine Cycle: Menses

Each month the female's uterus prepares for the potential of pregnancy. However, pregnancy doesn't occur the majority of the time. In those months, the female's uterus has to 'reset' itself for the next month. It does that during the first phase of the uterine cycle, menses.

The Uterine Cycle: Proliferative Phase

10. The Uterine Cycle: Proliferative Phase

A woman's body goes through many changes as it prepares for the possibility of pregnancy. Learn about how the uterus prepares for pregnancy by building up its inner lining during this lesson on the proliferative phase of the uterine cycle.

The Uterine Cycle: Secretory Phase

11. The Uterine Cycle: Secretory Phase

The third (and final) phase of the uterine cycle is the secretory phase. During this phase, the uterine tissue regrowth is completed in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy and the implantation of a fertilized egg.

The Female Reproductive Axis: Coordination of the Brain, Ovaries & Uterus

12. The Female Reproductive Axis: Coordination of the Brain, Ovaries & Uterus

Without proper communication between the brain, ovaries and uterus, reproduction might not be as efficient. Learn about how these organs work together to ensure the body is ready for reproduction.

Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

13. Ovulation to Implantation: Oocyte's Path through Uterine Tubes

Follow the female's egg as it leaves the ovary and travels down the uterine tube on its way to the uterus - all with hopes of meeting up with a male's sperm along the way.

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