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NYSTCE Biology: Reproduction & Development - Chapter Summary
Topics pertaining to embryology, implantation, embryonic experiments, and the early stages of embryonic development will be covered in the Reproduction & Development chapter. These lessons are designed to define key terms and detail specific processes relating to these areas of study. The lesson topics listed below are meant to prepare you for the NYSTCE Biology Test:
- Identifying mammalian embryonic development and placenta formation
- Describing structural aspects of the fetus and placenta
- Detailing the formation of layers in the early phases of embryonic development
- Summarizing the embryonic experiment of Hans Spemann
Watch the video lessons as often as you need to gain full comprehension of the topics discussed, then test what you have retained by taking the short quizzes found at the end of each lesson. Completing the quizzes can prepare you for the types of questions you might find on the NYSTCE Biology Test.
NYSTCE Biology: Reproduction & Development Chapter Objectives
The NYSTCE (New York State Teacher Certification Examinations) are used to measure a teacher's proficiency and skills that indicate readiness to become an educator in New York State. There are initial teaching tests as well as other tests in specific content and bilingual assessment.
The computer-based NYSTCE Biology Test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and a written assignment, and it assesses your knowledge of various biological topics such as genetics, cells, and life processes. The test is also meant to demonstrate your ability to teach these subjects. The Reproduction & Development chapter is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the types of topics you will be tested on in a portion of the Biological Unity and Diversity and Life Processes subarea of the test; this subarea represents 12% of the entire test.
1. Embryo Implantation and Placenta Formation
This lesson will cover the journey the mammalian embryo first makes after it has been fertilized. Learn how maternal blood moves through the embryo, and how the placenta is formed.
2. Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy
We know a woman's uterus can house a baby, but did you ever wonder what it looks like inside? Or, how the baby gets food? In this lesson, you'll learn about what the fetal environment inside the uterus actually looks like.
3. Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)
Gastrulation is a key process in embryonic development - it's how a simple ball of cells begins to grow into a fully functioning being! Watch this lesson to learn about a key process in the development of almost all multicellular organisms.
4. Spemann's Organizer & Signaling Molecules
Embryos need to know how to grow from one cell into a complicated living creature. In this lesson we will learn how Spemann's organizer accomplishes this task.
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