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1 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Lesson 4 GRADE 5 LEARNER OUTCOME W-5.3: Identify the basic components of the human reproductive system, and describe the basic functions of the various components; e.g., fertilization, conception. MATERIALS:. HANDOUT: The Journey of a Sperm 2. HANDOUT: Sperm Production Story 3. SLIDE: Sperm Production 4. ANSWER KEY: Male Reproductive System INTRODUCTION: This lesson encourages students to examine sperm production in greater detail. APPROACHES/STRATEGIES: A. GROUND RULES (5 min) Ensure ground rules are established before beginning this lesson. For classes that have already established ground rules, quickly reviewing them can promote a successful lesson. B. SPERM PRODUCTION Students examine sperm production. Choose one of the following options: OPTION ONE: Cloze Story. Distribute the Journey of a Sperm handout. 2. Encourage students to complete the activity by filling in the blanks with the appropriate terms. This can be accomplished individually or using a small group technique such as think-pair-square.

2 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 3. Correct the handout using the Sperm Production slide and the Male Anatomy answer key. OPTION TWO: True/False Story. Distribute the Sperm Production Story handout. 2. Encourage students to read the story and determine which branch is true each time there is a story branch. This can be accomplished individually or using a small group technique such as think-pairsquare. You may want to make the answer key into a slide and use it as a visual aid during the discussion. 3. Correct the handout using the Sperm Production slide and the Male Anatomy answer key. C. CLASS DISCUSSION (0-5 min) Students review their knowledge of the process of sperm production and the menstrual cycle.. What do you think is most interesting about sperm production? Encourage students to provide appropriate comments. 2. What does a male need to be able to produce before he is able to produce a baby? A male needs to be producing sperm in order to be able to produce a baby. 3. Who can you ask if you still have questions about sexuality? Parent Trusted Adult Teacher or Guidance counsellor Doctor or Nurse QUESTION BOX (0 min) Have students fill out questions and address them next class. SELF REFLECTION During the lesson, were: Ground rules being followed? Good practices established regarding group work and discussion? What will you change for future classes with this group? What will you change for future use of this lesson? 2

3 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 STUDENT ASSESSMENT During the lesson, did students: Knowledge: Explain the process of sperm production? Identify parts in the male reproductive anatomy using appropriate terminology? Skills: Participate in class discussion and exemplify listening and appropriate speaking skills? Identify support people students could ask about the body? Attitudes: Accept that sperm production could result in producing a pregnancy?. Alberta Education. (2002). Health and life skills guide to implementation: Kindergarten to grade 9. Retrieved from 3

4 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 HANDOUT Student Name: THE JOURNEY OF A SPERM Penis Semen Scrotum Sperm Ejaculation Seminal vesicle Urine Erection Vas deferens Testicles Urethra Once upon a time, there was a pair of.. They were held in a special sac called the 2.. This sac could hold the testicles close to the body to keep them warm, or let them hang away from the body to keep them cool. The testicles made special reproductive cells called 3.. Once these cells were made, they would wait to be released from the testicles. Sometimes, they would wait so long that they dissolved. Other times, they would be released from the testicles, make a journey through the male reproductive system, and leave the male s body. When the sperm leave the penis, it is called ejaculation. On the day in question, it just so happened that the sperm got to be released from the body. First, the 4. became larger, longer and firmer until it stuck out from the body. (When the penis gets this way it is called an 5.. Erections are a normal process of growing up, and can happen for physical reasons or because of sexual arousal.) Then the sperm travelled up the 6.. Along the way, it mixed with prostatic fluid from the prostate gland and seminal fluid, which was made in the 7.. Once these fluids mixed, they decided to call themselves 8.. Together they travelled from the vas deferens into a tube called the 9.. (There are two branches to the urethra, one from the bladder and the other from the vas deferens. When the penis is ready to release semen, a valve blocks off the branch to the bladder so 0. cannot escape. Only one of the two fluids can pass through the urethra at a time.) By this time, the semen was almost at the end of the journey. After travelling through the vas deferens and the urethra, the semen was released from the penis in a process called.. The erection went away, and the penis became smaller and softer. The End

5 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 HANDOUT Student Name: SPERM PRODUCTION STORY Read the following story. Each time there is a choice, check off the one that is true. Once upon a time, there was a pair of testicles. They were held in a special sac called the scrotum. seminal vesicle. This sac could hold the testicles close to the body to keep them warm, or let them hang away from the body to keep them cool. The testicles made reproductive cells called sperm. semen. Once these cells were made, they would wait to be released from the testicles. Sometimes, they would wait so long that they dissolved. Other times, they would be released from the testicles, make a journey through the male reproductive system, and leave the male s body. When the sperm leave the penis, it is called an erection. ejaculation. On the day in question, it just so happened that the sperm got to be released from the body. First, the penis became larger, longer and firmer until it stuck out from the body. When the penis gets this way it is called an erection. ejaculation. This is a normal process of growing up, and can happen for physical reasons, because of sexual arousal, or during a wet dream. Next, the sperm travelled up a tube called the vas deferens. urethra. Along the way, it mixed with seminal fluid, which was made in the prostate gland and the testicles. seminal vesicles. Once these two fluids mixed, they decided to call themselves semen. urine. Together they travelled from the vas deferens into a tube called the seminal vesicle. urethra. This tube has two branches, one from the bladder and the other from the vas deferens. When the penis is ready to release semen, a valve blocks off the branch to the bladder so semen.

6 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 HANDOUT urine. cannot escape. Only one of the two fluids can pass through the urethra at a time. By this time, the semen was almost at the end of the journey. After travelling through the vas deferens and the urethra, the semen was released from the penis in a process called erection. ejaculation. The erection went away, and the penis became smaller and softer. THE END. 2

7 GRADE 5 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LESSON 4 HANDOUT ANSWER KEY SPERM PRODUCTION STORY ANSWER KEY. Scrotum. 2. Sperm. 3. Ejaculation. 4. Erection. 5. Vas deferens. 6. Seminal vesicles. 7. Semen. 8. Urethra. 9. Urine. 0. Ejaculation.

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