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Ch 20: Mammal Reproduction & Development

About This Chapter

Watch life science video lessons about mammal reproduction and development. Each of these illustrated lessons includes a self-assessment, so you can see how well you understood the presentations.

Mammal Reproduction & Development - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Living things reproduce in a myriad of ways, whether they're plants or animals. In mammals' case, mammalian reproduction and development are essential to the continuance of a species; mammals are typically distinguished by hair on their bodies and their ability to nurse their live young. Watch video lessons, led by an experienced life science instructor, to learn more about the process. Male and female anatomy are covered; you'll also learn about the growth process of the developing fetus, and how that process is carried out unique to mammals. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the process of animal reproduction and development in mammals
  • Discuss the external anatomy of male mammals
  • Discuss the internal anatomy of female mammals
  • Summarize the placenta's function in contributing to the development of a fetus in mammals

Video Objective
Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development Explain the process of animal reproduction and development as it relates specifically to mammals.
Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy Name the parts of the male external reproductive anatomy and their functions.
Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy Name the parts of the female internal reproductive anatomy and their functions.
How the Placenta Nourishes the Fetus Explain how a developing fetus receives nutrients from its mother through the placenta.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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