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Grade Five
How do animals grow and reproduce?

All animals have life cycles that include growing and reproducing. Animals can be classified by how they reproduce. Try to compare the different ways they have their young.
 
 

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Title: Reproduction and Cloning
Description: After a comparison of sexual and asexual reproduction using video and diagrams, this site discusses cloning in plants and animals as a form of reproduction.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexc ...

Title: Reproduction
Description: After a discussion of asexual and sexual reproduction, take the brief quiz to check your understanding.
URL: http://regentsprep.org/regents/biology/units/reproducti ...

Title: Reproduction and Cloning Activity
Description: Use this tutorial to review the differences in types of reproduction. Questions are integrated into the graphics of the presentation to check your understanding.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexc ...

Title: Specialized Chromosomes determine Gender
Description: Animations and explanations of how sex is determined at fertilization. Problems to solve.
URL: http://www.dnaftb.org/9/

Title: About Kids Health: Human Reproduction
Description: This animation shows how genetic information is passed from parent to child on tiny structures called chromosomes. It is a great resource for understanding the process of how traits are passed along through human reproduction.
URL: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/HowTheBodyWorks/Geneti ...

Title: Human Reproduction (1947)
Description: This page comes from the history books. It is an archived version of a 1947 film showing the process of human reproduction.
URL: https://archive.org/details/HumanRep1947

Title: Lifecycles of Animals and Plants
Description: This short, animated tutorial will take you through the life cycles of animals and plants.
URL: https://www.wisc-online.com/learn/natural-science/life- ...

Title: Formation of Twins
Description: This animation shows the differences in the development of a single baby, identical twins, and fraternal twins.
URL: http://www.learnerstv.com/animation/animation.php?ani=6 ...

Title: Animal Cell Mitosis
Description: This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell. Use the control buttons in the upper left to run the complete animation. Click on any intermediate stage (for example, Anaphase), and see a representative still frame.
URL: http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm

Title: Life As A Bug
Description: How do bugs see, taste, smell, touch or hear? How do bugs get around? How do they find their mates and reproduce? Explore the amazing life cycles of bugs and the ways they interact with the world around them.
URL: http://museumvictoria.com.au/bugs/life/index.aspx

Title: Human Reproduction
Description: This page contains micrographs and diagrams illustrating various components of human reproduction; testis, spermatogenesis, ovary, oogenesis, and embryonic development.
URL: http://click4biology.info/c4b/11/hum11.4.htm

Title: Fertilization
Description: This is a five-minute video containing amazing graphics illustrating and describing the obstacles sperm encounter in order to fertilize an egg.
URL: http://www.nucleusanimationlibrary.com/animation-previe ...

Title: Coral Facts
Description: Here you will learn about coral reefs. Discover the size of coral, how they reproduce, their major natural predator, and more!
URL: http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/the-great-barrier-r ...

Title: The 21 Day Chick Lifecycle
Description: Explore the fascinating 21 day clycle of an embryological chick.
URL: http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/

Title: The Effects of Workplace Hazzards on Male Reproductive Health
Description: Many factors can contribute to producing healthy children. Man's exposure to substances in the workplace can affect his ability to have healthy children.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/malrepro.html

Title: Propagation
Description: Learn several ways to grow your own gingko tree. These tips can help you grow other plants also.
URL: http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/propagation.htm

Title: Teachers' Domain: Reproduction
Description: The resources in this lesson plan help students understand the importance of reproduction, the difference between asexual and sexual reproduction, and the relationship between reproduction and evolution.
URL: http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.r ...

Title: Sexual and Asexual Plant Reproduction Lab
Description: In this activity, students look at differences in asexual and sexual plant propagation by growing seeds and propagating leaf cuttings. (Note: although the author suggests having class in a greenhouse, it appears the lesson could also be done in a classroom).
URL: http://www.cteonline.org/portal/default/Curriculum/View ...

Title: Fertility Throughout Life
Description: This site explores the past, present, and future of human fertility by using a graphic and text based presentation. The site also touches on many other issues, including cloning and cell division.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/baby/fertility.html

Title: Mixing The Gene Pool
Description: Discover why sexual reproduction allows for the mixing up of the gene pool in sea urchins.
URL: http://web.stanford.edu/group/Urchin/whysex.htm

Title: Animals: Life Cycles
Description: This page is your life cycle resource. Just link to the page and learn how insects, fish, amphibians, birds, mammals, and humans develop.
URL: http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/829

Title: Study Life Cycles with Butterflies
Description: This article will help you put together a life cycle unit using butterflies. The page includes some activities and a resource section.
URL: http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/lessonplans/i ...

Title: Animal Life Cycles
Description: This page provides ideas and suggestions for putting together a life cycles unit appropriate for 3-8 grade.
URL: http://ofcn.org/cyber.serv/academy/ace/sci/cecsci/cecsc ...

Title: Animals Grow Up: Simple Life Cycles
Description: This page describes a simple life cycle and links to several animal life cycle worksheets.
URL: http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/lifecycle.htm