2Learning Goal Objective Outline the parts of the male and female reproductive systems and explain the function of each.
3Your SexualitySexuality refers to everything about you as a male or a female.The way you actYour personalityYour feelings about being male or female
4Development During adolescence, you go through many changes… Activity: Take out a piece of paper and fold it into 3 columns. Write “Mental, Emotional and Social” across the top of the three columns. Under each heading, write how you have changed since childhood in each category.
5DevelopmentCognitive – Changes relating to the ability to reason and think out abstract solutions.Adjusting to a new sense of selfExpanding verbal skills to express complex conceptsEstablishing emotional independence from parentsForm more mature relationships with peersIntellectual – Includes the ability to think abstractly, logically and at a higher level.Use reason to evaluate informationUnderstand cause and effectAbility to remember more
6DevelopmentPhysical – Males and females will go through puberty, or the period of growth when a person begins to develop certain traits of adults of his or her own gender.Puberty is controlled by hormones, or chemical substances that regulate the activities of body cells and organs.Hormones are controlled by the Endocrine system, or the body system made up of ductless glands that secrete hormones into the blood.The endocrine system is controlled by the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain.
7PubertyMales – The pituitary gland controls the amount of testosterone produced by the testes.Females – The pituitary gland controls the amount of estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries.Both these control when and how puberty and male/female development of the reproductive system happens.So let’s take a closer look at the mature reproductive systems of males and females.
9Activity: Get into groups of 4 and list all parts of the female reproductive system you can…
10Activity: Match your card’s part with your part’s function… When you find your partner, tape your cards to the board!
11What are the functions of the female reproductive system? 1. Produce an egg.2. Provide space for the egg and sperm to join…fertilization.3. Provide the fetus with shelter and nourishment while developing.4. Produce breast milk for baby after birth for nourishment.
12Egg (Ovum)The female reproductive cell produced once a month (alternating) by either the left or right ovary.
22Uterine LiningBuilds up once a month in preparation for a possible pregnancyIf pregnancy occurs, the fertilized egg will come to rest in the rich liningIf pregnancy does not occur, the lining and egg are shed during menstruation
24Day by Day, The Menstrual Cycle... Menstrual PeriodOccurs approximately every 28 daysTime when menstrual fluids (blood and cells from uterine lining) leave the bodyLasts approximately 3 to 7 daysAverage age it begins is 12 to 15 yearsDay by Day, The Menstrual Cycle...Let’s watch a recap of the Menstrual Cycle…