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Biology Honors/AP

Chapter 27: 1-8

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Homework

Honors and AP Biology Homework Chapter 27: The Reproductive System

Homework


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 27: Reproduction and Embryonic Development, sections 1-8.

Study Points

Please note: We cover STDs and birth control topics in class for two reasons. One is that these terms appear in the media constantly, and it helps if you know what they mean and can provide useful and accurate information, especially as you witness to responsible Christian sexual behavior and respect for all human life, including that of the developing fetus. The second is that many states and school districts require a course in STDs, AIDs, and birth control, even of homeschoolers. If your district does have such a requirement, please let me know, and I will furnish you with a letter describing the content of this course and our belief that our discussions here meet such requirements.

If you have questions on any part of the material and do not wish to ask them aloud in class, please email ahead of time or message me in class, and I will try to cover that topic.

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Methods of Reproduction

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

Use the interactive exercise on the Reproductive System at JohnWiley.net to explore the hormones that control human reproductive functions.

  • What are the primary female hormones? Where is each manufactured? What tissues does each affect?
  • What are the primary male hormones? Where is each manufactured? What tissues does each affect?
  • What hormones do both men and women produce? Do they have the same result in both sexes?

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.