How does reproduction ensure the continuity of a species?

Inquiry Question


  • Explain the mechanisms of reproduction that ensure the continuity of a species, by analysing sexual and asexual methods of reproduction in a variety of organisms, including but not limited to:
    • Animals: advantages of external and internal fertilisation
    • Plants: asexual and sexual reproduction
    • Fungi: budding, spores
    • Bacteria: binary fission
    • Protists: binary fission, budding
  • Analyse the features of fertilisation, implantation and hormonal control of pregnancy and birth in mammals
  • Evaluate the impact of scientific knowledge on the manipulation of plant and animal reproduction in agriculture