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Ch 14: MCAS STE Biology: The Reproductive System

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons in this chapter for a comprehensive review of the human reproductive system so you can feel prepared for these types of questions on the MCAS STE Biology exam.

MCAS STE Biology: The Reproductive System - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you will explore the anatomy, processes and functions involved in the human reproductive system. After completing the lessons in this chapter, you will have reviewed:

  • Sexual reproduction and inheriting genes
  • Anatomy and functions of the male reproductive system
  • How sperm is produced
  • Internal and external anatomy of the female reproductive system
  • Oogenesis: the production of female eggs

Each lesson contains a video to help illustrate the material being covered. There is a clickable timeline below each video you can use to review a particular portion of the lesson. The lessons also include a transcript of the video for text-based learning. Don't forget to take the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to see how well you can apply the information.

MCAS STE Biology: The Reproductive System Chapter Objectives

The MCAS STE Biology exam is a standardized test taken by high school students in Massachusetts that assesses students' level of proficiency in biology as set by the learning standards of the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework. The exam is scored based on five content areas. The lessons in this chapter prepare you for questions in the Anatomy and Physiology section of the exam, which accounts for about 15% of the final score.

The MCAS STE Biology exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions and 5 open-ended questions. The exam is one of four Science and Technology/Engineering exams taken by high school students in Massachusetts. A score of 220 or higher is needed to qualify for graduation.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: MCAS STE Biology: The Reproductive System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent

1. Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent

Organisms reproduce in order to make offspring. With sexual reproduction the offspring get a combination of the genetic material from two parents. Learn how the male and female reproductive cells, called gametes, come together during fertilization.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

2. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

3. Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

In this lesson, you'll learn the series of steps necessary to produce a fully functional sperm cell. You'll also look at the structure of a sperm cell and see how it's equipped to venture forth into new territory.

Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

4. 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.

External Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

5. 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.

Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs

6. Oogenesis: How the Female Reproductive System Produces Eggs

Did you know that a human female already has all of the oocytes that she will make in her entire life before she is even born? In this lesson, you'll learn how the human body produces an ovum through the process of oogenesis. You'll also learn how polar bodies help to ensure that female gametes are of high quality even though they are not produced in high quantities.

Chapter Practice Exam
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