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The Male Reproductive System


P.E. & Health  


6, 7, 8  

Title – The Male Reproductive System
By – Joey Galante
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Grade Level – 6-8

Unit: Growth and Development
Lesson: Male Reproduction System

National Standard: 4, 5, 6
NJ Core Curriculum Standards: 2.2, 2.3

I. Instructional Objectives

      A. Cognitive – After participating in the growth and development unit, the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the material covered in the unit, by answering questions on a written exam scoring 70% or better.
    B. Affective – After participating in the growth and development unit, the students should be able to demonstrate behaviors related to growth and development, as determined by the responses on a questionnaire.

II. Materials and Equipment

      A. Lesson Plan


      B. Chalkboard


      C. Chalk


    D. Handouts/Word Search

III. Diverse Students:

    There are students in this class period with disabilities, however they will able to participate and accomplish the tasks set forth.

IV. Procedure (45 minutes)

      A. Introduction (3)

        Good morning, class. Today we will be reviewing the male reproductive system. I know that you have recently covered the female reproductive system so can anyone tell me what secondary sex characteristics are? That’s correct, they are changes in a person’s body when they hit puberty. Puberty is a good answer. Can someone please tell me what is meant by puberty? Very good, it is a sequence of events by which a child becomes a young adult; characterized by secretions of hormones, development of secondary sexual characteristics, reproductive functions, and growth spurts. Does anyone know what hormone is responsible for producing male secondary sex traits? Yes, testosterone. What about in women? Estrogen is correct. Can you please help me to name some of the male secondary sex characteristics? Increased height, perspiration, muscle mass, size of reproduction organs. Growth of underarm hair, pubic hair, broader shoulders, deepened voice, formation of sperm.


      B. Content (30)

        1. Male Reproductive Organs

          a. What are they?


          (a) Penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate gland, Cowper’s glands, and urethra.


          b. What function(s) do(es) the penis serve in the male reproduction system?


          (a) It is the sex organ used in reproduction and urination.


          c. What is the scrotum?


          (a) It is a sac-like pouch that holds the testes and helps regulate their temperature.


          d. What do the testes produce?


          (a) They produce testosterone and sperm cells.


          e. Where is the epididymis located?


          (a) On the top of the testes so the sperm can mature.


          f. The vas deferens is?


          (a) One of two long thin tubes that act as passageways for sperm.


          g. What is the function of the seminal vesicles?


          (a) To secrete a fluid rich in sugar that nourishes and helps sperm move.


          h. Why is prostate gland important?


          (a) Because it produces fluid that helps keep sperm alive.


          i. The Cowper’s Glands do what?


          (a) Secrete a clear fluid into the urethra.


          j. The urethra is?


          (a) A narrow tube through which urine and pass out the body.


        2. Healthy Habits for male teens

          a. Practice abstinence from sex – this can prevent infections with HIV and other STDs


          b. Bathe or shower daily – keeping your reproductive organs clean is important because it will cut down possible infection and reduce the risk of cancer of the penis.


          c. Wear protective clothing for sports – Athletic support is necessary for the penis and testes and a cup can prevent injuries to those organs additionally.


          d. Perform TSE – Testicular self-examinations are a way to check your own testicles for lumps or tenderness.


          e. Have regular medical checkups – a physician can examine a male and answer any question he has.


          f. Get medical attention for signs of infection – lumps, sores, rashes, or a discharge from the penis require medical attention. These can be symptoms of STDs.


        3. Responsible Behaviors

          a. Developmental task


          b. Develop friendships


          c. Accept your own gender


          d. Respect your body


          e. Independence


          f. Parental skill development


      C. Teaching Strategy (10)

        1. Reciprocal


        2. Students will pair up and join desks so they can work together


        3. Each group is given two diagrams, one is labeled the other is blank


        4. The students are to quiz each other on the male reproductive system until they can label each organ on the diagram


        5. They should take turns quizzing partner A first and B second


        6. The students were also given a word search with male reproductive vocabulary to help strengthen the students understanding of the material.


      D. Closure (2)

        I hope that everyone enjoyed our class today. You were all very well behaved and followed all the directions very well. I will see you in class tomorrow when we will review the female reproductive system and compare and contrast men and women. Thank you for your attention today. Have a great day!


      E. References

V. Evaluation

      A. Did you complete your objective?


      B. How was my class control?


      C. What changes should I make for next time?


      D. Was the material appropriate?


    E. How was my voice/projection?


Please circle one response.

1. After participating in the male reproductive lesson do you think you could identify some secondary sex characteristics?

    Yes            Maybe            No

2. Do you think that you could fill in a diagram labeling a few organs in the male reproductive system?

    Yes            Maybe            No

3. Do you feel more knowledgeable about the male reproductive system after this lesson?

    Yes            Maybe            No

4. Are you able to name some healthy habits that can protect a teen male and his reproductive system?

    Yes            Maybe            No

5. Has this lesson educated you about the overall male reproductive system?

    Yes            Maybe            No

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