This lesson introduces students to asexual reproduction.
• To be able to explain different processes of asexual reproduction.
To be able list some organisms that reproduce asexually.
Humans grow because the cells in their bodies reproduce themselves. For example, skin cells are constantly reproducing themselves while other skin cells are dying. As a person gets older and bigger, the skin cells reproduce faster than they die. The same principle applied to bone cells. Bone cells are constantly reproducing. A person grows taller when their bone cells are reproducing at a faster rate than they are dying. When a person is an adult, the bone cells reproduce more slowly. As a result, dead bone cells are replaced more slowly, which is why adults do not continue to grow taller and taller.