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6th Grade Science / Lesson 1 - Asexual Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction
What will we be learning today?

  • In this lesson, we are going to learn all about asexual reproduction.

Can Organisms "Divide" into Two?

  • When this one-celled organism divides, it becomes two separate organisms. One amoeba becomes two. It has reproduced.Reproduction, is the process in which organisms produce more of their own kind. Reproduction may take place with one or two parents. In asexual reproduction new organisms are produced from one parent. The amoeba reproduces from only one parent- the original cell. The two resulting amoebas have chromosomes identical to the one-parent organism

Some many-celled organisms can reproduce asexually as well. This freshwater organism, a hydra, forms a "bud" on its side as a result of cell division. In time the bud grows larger and breaks away from the parent. There are now two organisms.

Let's Review What We Learned Today!

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