Ch 27: TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development

About This Chapter

Brush up on your knowledge human reproduction and development. You can accomplish this task in fun and nontraditional ways such as through video lessons. Use this chapter to gauge what you know before taking the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) test in life science.

TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development - Chapter Summary

Use the content of the lessons to figure out how much fundamental information you already know about human development and reproduction. While preparing for the exam, you'll find out about the parts and functions of the reproductive systems and explore advanced topics like germ layers. Here are some topics featured in this chapter:

  • Reproduction and development of animals
  • Parts and functions of the female and male reproductive systems
  • Structure and processes of the ovarian cycle
  • Embryonic and placental implantation and development
  • Physiology and anatomy of pregnancy
  • Mesoderm, ectoderm and endoderm
  • Hans Spemann's organizer and signaling molecules

The lessons range from the basics to more detailed topics of life science. You'll develop techniques for recalling the information by using the lesson's transcripts and self-assessment quizzes.

Objectives of the TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development Chapter

The TExES Life Science exam tests your knowledge so that you can become certified to teach 7-12 graders in Texas. The 5-hour exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions on life science topics. Topics from the Human Reproduction and Development chapter are spread throughout the test's 6 content areas. For example, you may encounter questions on the characteristics of the reproductive system, embryo development, and anatomy and physiology in the exam's Heredity and Evolution of Life or Diversity of Life content domains.

The lessons in this chapter are meant to provide high-level information in thorough and engaging ways. This method of teaching is especially useful for multifaceted topics like human development and reproduction. Use the online videos to get ready for the teacher certification exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 27: TExES Life Science: Human Reproduction & Development
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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.

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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