Students work in pairs to compare five aspects of an organism that reproduces sexually with one that reproduces asexually. As a class, students share their comparisons and generate a list of general characteristics for each mode of reproduction, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Prior Knowledge Needed

None, though knowledge of the concepts of mutation, adaptations, and genetic variation is helpful.

Time Required

Class Time: 1 hour
Prep Time: 15 minutes


Reproductive Strategies Print-and-Go