Asexual and Sexual Reproduction

Why do some organisms reproduce sexually, others reproduce asexually, and some both? Biology scholars examine the pros and cons of sexual and asexual reproduction through a short, informative video. The resource offers great examples of types of asexual reproduction and compares them with organisms that strictly reproduce sexually.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring a spider plant to class and have pupils examine its cloned offspring
  • Follow the video with a short time lapse presentation of a hydra budding
Classroom Considerations

  • Ensure learners relate asexual and sexual reproduction to meiosis and mitosis as they video plays
Pros

  • The opening hook about plant reproduction is interesting and engaging
  • Diagrams help make the types of asexual reproduction easy to comprehend
Cons

  • None
Common Core