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. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
If you have any questions in using this SLM or any difficulty in answering the tasks in this module, do not hesitate to consult your teacher or facilitator.
Hello! How are you? Look around you. Have you ever wondered how organisms around you like bacteria, plants and animals reproduce? How do single bacteria become a colony after an hour or so? How do starfish reproduce? What could be the reason behind the formation of molds in bread left untouched on the table after a few days? Each has their own different way of reproducing. In this module, you will understand one type of reproduction which is the asexual reproduction.
Most Essential Learning Competency:
Differentiate asexual from sexual reproduction in terms of:
1. Number of individuals involved; and
2. Similarities of offspring to parent.
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. define asexual reproduction;
2. describe the different types of asexual reproductions;
3. classify organisms according to their methods of reproduction;
4. describe sexual reproduction;
5. label the male and female reproductive structures of a gumamela flower; and
6. distinguish asexual and sexual reproduction in terms of number of individuals involved and similarities of offspring to parents.