Ch 39: Praxis Middle School Science: Human Reproduction & Development

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Find out about the human reproduction and development process. The short videos contained in this chapter explain the various cycles and systems so you're prepared for related questions on the Praxis Middle Science exam.

Praxis Middle School Science: Human Reproduction and Development - Chapter Summary

If you need a refresher on the reproduction systems of males and females, along with other developmental information, the video lessons are here to prepare you for related questions on the Praxis Middle School Science test. To get ready for the exam, videos of the following topics are available:

  • Definition of sexual reproduction
  • Parts and function of the female and male reproductive systems
  • Process and anatomy of the ovarian cycle
  • Embryo and placenta implantation and development
  • Physiology and anatomy during pregnancy
  • 3 germ layers and gastrulation
  • Organizer and signaling molecules by Spemann

Through engaging content, instructors provide the fundamentals of the reproductive and development systems in easy-to-understand terms. In addition to videos, there are self-assessment quizzes to confirm what you know about the subjects.

Objectives of the Praxis Middle School Science: Human Reproduction and Development Chapter

The Praxis Middle School Science exam is taken via computer and is composed of 125 questions. Of the six key test areas, you'll find questions dealing with human reproduction and development in the life sciences section. This 30-question content category accounts for 24% of the score.

You'll encounter questions on the fundamentals of cell reproduction, anatomy and physiology, sexual reproduction and human body systems. You can tackle these areas confidently by practicing with the self-assessment quizzes available for each lesson. You may also review the written transcripts from the video lessons.

8 Lessons in Chapter 39: Praxis Middle School Science: Human Reproduction & Development
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Sexual Reproduction: Definition & Overview

1. Sexual Reproduction: Definition & Overview

Biological systems use different forms of reproduction to accomplish different tasks. This article addresses sexual reproduction and its role in genetic variability.

The Male Reproductive System: Function & Parts

2. The Male Reproductive System: Function & Parts

Did you know that inside every guy is a factory? That's right - a sperm making factory! Learn about all the different parts of this factory in this lesson on the male reproductive system.

The Female Reproductive System: Functions & Parts

3. The Female Reproductive System: Functions & Parts

You know the saying. . . men are from Mars, women are from Venus. We all know that men and women think differently, and we all know that we look different on the outside, but do you know what we look like on the inside?

The Ovarian Cycle: Anatomy & Processes

4. The Ovarian Cycle: Anatomy & Processes

The process of ovulation has many different components leading to the release of an egg. Here, we will examine the anatomy and steps of the ovarian cycle in humans. At the end, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

Implantation & Development of the Embryo & Placenta

5. Implantation & Development of the Embryo & Placenta

We all know human pregnancy takes 9 months, but what exactly goes on during those 9 months? Learn about some of the things that occur during the early stages of development in this lesson on the embryo and placenta.

Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy

6. 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.

Gastrulation and the 3 Germ Layers (Ectoderm, Endoderm & Mesoderm)

7. 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.

Spemann's Organizer & Signaling Molecules

8. 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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