What is Reproduction? - Lesson Plan

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What force drives a species' will to survive and thrive? Explore reproduction through the first of a four-part video series. The narrator discusses both sexual and asexual reproduction and cites examples of each. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Break the class into smaller groups and have each research one of the many types of asexual reproduction shown in the video
  • Expand upon the video by digging deeper into organisms that reproduce either way, depending upon their living conditions
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be somewhat familiar with DNA and its importance in reproduction
Pros

  • The explanations are thorough but student-friendly
  • Diagrams and images help to convey more complex reproductive processes, such as bacterial conjugation
Cons

  • None