Asexual Reproduction involves only 1 parent offspring genetically identical to parent involves regular body cells its quick Sexual Reproduction involves 2 parents offspring genetic mix of both parents involves specialized sex cells its slow Reproduction? 1:21
Binary Fission Rod-Shaped Bacterium, hemorrhagic E. coli 2 daughter cells are identical to parent
Spore Formation Fern Fungi
Sexual Reproduction in Animals • involves specialized sex cells called gametes • the union of a male and female gamete results in the formation of a zygote that develops into a new individual
Sexual Reproduction in Plants Female Parts Male Parts (Pistil) pollen (male) + ovule (female) → single-celled zygote → multi-celled embryo (contained in a seed) → new individual
Some Organisms do Both • most plants that produce seeds (sexual reproduction) can also reproduce asexually by things like cuttings or runners • this gives them an advantage for survival mosses sponges and hydra
Asexual Reproduction advantages does not require special cells or a lot of energy can produce offspring quickly in a stable environment produce large, thriving population disadvantages limited ability to adapt face massive die-off if environment changes Sexual Reproduction advantages lots of variation within a species able to live in a variety of environmental settings able to adapt to changes in the environment disadvantages needs time & energy produce small populations Which is Better?It depends!
Asexual Reproduction advantages does ___ require _____ ____ or a lot of _______ can ________ offspring _________ in a _____ environment _______ large, thriving ___________ disadvantages ______ ability to adapt face massive ______ if environment _________ Sexual Reproduction advantages lots of ________ within a _______ able to live in a ______ of ________________ settings able to _____ to ______ in the environment disadvantages needs ____ & ______ produce _______ populations Which is Better?It depends!
Asexual Reproduction involves only __ parent offspring __________ _________ to parent involves regular ______ _______ its _________ Sexual Reproduction involves __ parents offspring ______ ___ of both parents involves specialized _____ ______ its ______ Reproduction? 1:21
Asexual Reproduction Sexual Reproduction Reproduction? 1:21
Asexual VS Sexual Reproduction Notes You will need to go to the WFISD website then under “Our Schools” choose your school (Barwise). In the tool bar scroll over “Departments” then choose “Science” On the science page to the left choose “7th Grade” Assignment 1: Go to and click on the link “Asexual VS Sexual Reproduction” Fill out your notes page while watching the first video “Pac-Man and DNA dude” Assignment 2: Go to and click on the link “Asexual VS Sexual Reproduction PPT.” Fill out your notes pages while watching the PPT. You should also take notes on the different varieties of reproduction and what organisms exhibit them.