REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy". I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.

--Leo C. Rosten

ASSIGNMENTS
CAREER EXPLORATION
DISEASES
DIAGRAMS
STUDY TIPS

FEMALE QUIZ

MALE QUIZ

ASSESSMENT
See Moodle For The Calendar

UNIT OBJECTIVES

After completing this unit, you should be able to:

  • State the chief functions of the reproductive system
  • List the essential and accessory organs of the male reproductive system and give the generalized function of each
  • Trace in sequence the passage of an individual sperm cll from its point of formation through the genital ducts to the exterior of the body
  • Compare the structure, location and function of the accessory reproductive glands in the male and identify the components of the external genitals.
  • Discuss the reproductive process, including fertilization, pregnancy, and childbirth
  • List the essential and accessory sex organs of the female reproductive system and give the generalized function of each
  • Describe the structure of the female gonads and explain the steps in the development of mature ova from ovarian follicles
  • Describe the stages of fetal development
  • Make an educated"reproductive" decision
  • Identify the reproductive diseases/conditions, causes and symptom

AMA reference site

REPRODUCTIVE ASSIGNMENTS
CLASS NOTES--Notes will be given in class over the male and female anatomy, as well as, some development. Take good notes. They are not written out for you on the web. In class No points
DIAGRAMS--Label the diagrams and check your answers with the teacher. In class 35 points

BONUS CONCEPT MAP--Read Chapter 22 (pages 536-556) and develop a concept map that shows the step by step development from fertilization to birth of a human. What happens and when?

Concept Map 25 points

Woman's Health

Computers 45 points

Endocrine Machinery--Obtain the worksheet from your teacher. Read and answer the questions.

Read the article on the Y chromosome and then go to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Click on Gender Testing of Female Atheletes.

Interpretation 30 points

GENETICS and KAROTYPING LAB

  • Answer the following questions and show them to the teacher before starting the lab. Each team member must write out their own answers on their own sheet of paper. Write the questions as part of your answer.
    1. State the difference betweeen a chromosome and a gene.
    2. Describe what DNA is and what it does.
    3. Describe the method by which traits are passed from one generation to the next.
    4. State the function of the Human Genome Project. (try: www.nhgri.nih.gov)
    5. Describe a karyotype; give its function "in the real world".
  • Obtain a Karotype Lab and directions
    1. Read through the directions and do the lab
    2. Write one set of answers per group, including the research on the genetic disorder.

Questions

 

LAB

25 points

 

35 points

DISEASES/CONDITIONS--Give a brief description of the diseases or conditions found in the list below. Be sure to include causes, symptoms, effects, treatment, prevention and whether it is predominately a male or female problem. Try St. Luke's Hospital Guide as one of your choices. Library or Computers 40 points

VIDEO--Watch and take notes over the videos that are shown in class:

  • Mysteries of Birth
  • Underwater Babies
  • Reproductive System

Depending on the time, not all will be shown.

15 points each
CROSSWORDS--Pick these up from the teacher. They are for review and helping you study. Do not turn them in. No Points
ASSESSMENTS--You will do one of the three listed in the assessment section. Research 100 Points

DISEASES--Give causes, symptoms, effects, treatment, prevention and whether it is predominately a male or female problem for each of these diseases. You may want to try a spreadsheet or a database.

syphilis vasectomy endometriosis yeast infection
herpes impotence menopause vaginitis
pubic lice prostate cancer amenorrhoea cervicitis
spermatoceles proctitis ovarian cyst breast cancer
CHILDBIRTH TERMINOLOGY
GIVE A ONE LINE DESCRIPTION OF EACH
breech ectopic pregnancy eclampsia erythroblastosis fetalis
episiotomy tubal pregnancy toxemia placenta previa
Caesarian miscarriage Rh Factor
TESTS
DISCUSS WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT IS USED.
amniocentesis ultrasound Papanicolaou (Pap smear) PSA
SPECIAL PROBLEMS
DESCRIBE EACH.
SIDS--crib death Down's syndrome spina bifida hydrocephalus
jaundice cerebral palsy cystic fibrosis

DIAGRAMS--Click on the diagram. Copy and paste it into a word processing program, like Word or AppleWorks. Then label each. Depending on your printer, you may be able to get the diagram to print directly from the web page. Check your answers only after trying to get them yourself.

Answers

FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

  • Bartholin's gland
  • cervix
  • Fallopian tube
  • labia major
  • labia minor
  • ovary
  • uterus
  • vagina

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT . . . . . . . .

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning...to the end.

He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
(1934-2003)

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth...
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars....the house...the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard...
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what's true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
May last only a little while.

So, when your eulogy's being read
With your life's actions to rehash...
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

STUDY TIPS

  • THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT. You have a limited time. (We all want to go on summer vacation!)
  • Use your time wisely and complete some work at home so you don't fall behind.
  • Research and really think about what you need to know concerning reproduction. ASK QUESTIONS--now is the time.

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