Ch 14: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Human Reproduction & Growth

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The study of reproduction and growth provides a fascinating look into human anatomy and biology. This chapter of the MTTC Integrated Science course examines reproduction to help you review for the exam.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Human Reproduction & Growth - Chapter Summary

The process of human reproduction begins deep inside the human body, and after birth, the body undergoes rapid changes as it reaches and passes sexual maturity. This set of video lessons in the MTTC Integrated Science course highlights these processes while you prepare to take the exam and get your teaching certification. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • Animal reproduction and development
  • The male anatomy and reproduction
  • The production of sperm and its journey through the body
  • Male hormones of reproduction
  • The internal and external anatomy of females
  • Coordinating the brain and reproductive organs
  • The ovarian cycle from beginning to end
  • Female hormones of reproduction

If you have any additional questions about this chapter of the MTTC Integrated Science exam, a team of experts is available to contact with one click of the mouse, and they will be happy to answer any questions you still have about the reproductive process. Additionally, a set of self-assessment quizzes gives you the ability to track your progress and see how prepared you are before the test day comes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Human Reproduction & Growth Objectives

This exam will grant certification in the state of Michigan to elementary school science teachers. The Life Science section houses questions on the reproductive cycle in the form of multiple-choice and occupies approximately one fourth of the entire test.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: MTTC Integrated Science (Elementary): Human Reproduction & Growth
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Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development

1. Overview of Animal Reproduction and Development

At this stage in life, you likely know where babies come from. However, did you know that some animals can make clones of themselves and reproduce sexually too? In this lesson, you'll learn more about sexual reproduction and early vertebrate development.

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.

Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

4. Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

Follow newly created sperm as they make their way from their origin of creation, the male testes, all the way to the exit of the male reproductive tract.

The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

5. The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

Do you know how your body communicates? How does the brain get in touch with other parts of the body? In this lesson, you will learn about how the male's brain uses hormones to communicate to the testes as a way of regulating reproduction.

Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy

6. 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

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Phases of The Ovarian Cycle: Overview from Puberty to Menopause

9. 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.

HPG Axis: Hormonal Control of the Ovarian Cycle

10. 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.

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