Ch 45: TExES Science 7-12: Human Reproduction & Development

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Give us the chance to take you through human reproduction and development to get you ready for questions on the TExES Science 7-12 exam. Featuring engaging animations and real-world examples, this chapter makes studying fun.

TExES Science 7-12: Human Reproduction & Development - Chapter Summary

Review the reproduction of both animals and humans by watching the video lessons. These short lessons will get you up to speed for related questions on the TExES Science 7-12 exam. After working through this chapter, you'll have a good understanding of:

  • The male reproductive system
  • Female reproductive system
  • The ovarian cycle
  • Placenta formation
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Spemann's organizer
  • The three germ layers

Familiarize yourself with the reproduction material that you will see on the exam by using the resources in this chapter. After watching a video lesson, take a quiz to assess how much knowledge you've retained. Then, if you want to revisit a topic from this chapter, simply use the video tags located in the timelines.

8 Lessons in Chapter 45: TExES Science 7-12: 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.

Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

3. Female Reproductive System: Functions & Structures

The primary function of the female reproductive system is to produce offspring. In this lesson, you'll travel through the female reproductive system. Along the way, you'll learn about important structures and the roles they play in creating life.

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.

Embryo Implantation and Placenta Formation

5. 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.

Amniotic Fluid, The Amnion, and the Yolk Sac

6. Amniotic Fluid, The Amnion, and the Yolk Sac

From a chick developing inside an egg to a human baby growing in its mother's womb, all developing vertebrates rely on a support system to protect them, feed them, supply them with oxygen, remove wastes, and do much, much more to ensure that the embryo grows and develops into a fully functional organism. In this lesson, you'll learn about the different parts of that support system and some of the things that they do.

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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