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Sexual Reproduction in Humans

These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Describe how the male and female reproductive structures work collectively as a system to produce and release gametes.
  • Explain the importance for fertilisation of the chromosome number in the male and female gametes.
  • Describe the menstrual cycle as a cycle in which the lining of the uterus builds up, a mature ovum is released (ovulation), and the lining of the uterus breaks down.
  • Identify the location, timing and event that is fertilisation.
  • Describe the role of the umbilical cord, placenta and amniotic fluid in fetal development.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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