This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson.
Menstruation is the monthly discharge of blood that occurs in most women of child-bearing age. Whether you are a female or a male, this topic has triggered curiosity in you when you were in your early puberty period. Although you had a background on the menstrual cycle during your fifth grade, don’t you wonder how this cycle is being regulated by other organs of the female human body? Most students are aware that once menstruation started in a woman, she is capable of producing children.
This module will provide you with information and simple activities that will help you understand the female reproductive system, its parts and their functions, and the complexity of the menstrual cycle.
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. describe the feedback mechanisms involved in regulating processes in the female reproductive system (e.g., menstrual cycle);
2. relate the menstrual cycle of the female to the ability to get pregnant or reproduce; and
3. spread awareness within the family about family planning and the national crisis on teenage pregnancy.
Going through this module can be a meaningful learning experience. All you need to do is make use of your time and resources efficiently. To do this, here are some tips for you:
1. Take the pretest (What I Know) before reading the rest of the module.
2. Take time in reading and understanding the lesson. Follow instructions carefully. Do all activities diligently. It is better to be slow but sure than to hurry and miss the concepts you are supposed to learn.
3. Use a separate sheet of paper for your answers in each activity or assessment. Don’t forget to write your name. Label it properly.
4. Try to recall and connect the ideas about the lessons that you had in the lower years. Use the concept discussed in the lesson to explain the results of activities or performance task.
5. Be honest. When doing the activities, record only what you have really observed. Take the assessments after each activity, but do not turn to the Answer Key page unless you are done with the entire module.
6. Don’t hesitate to ask. If you need to clarify something, approach or contact your teacher or any knowledgeable person available to help you. You may also look into other references for further information.
7. Take the post-test prepared at the end of the module, so you can assess how much you have learned from this module.
8. You can check your answers in the activities, self-assessments, and post-test after you finished the entire module to know how much you have gained from the lesson and the activities.