Lesson Plan: Male Genital System Biology

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to identify parts of the male genital system and describe their functions.


Students will be able to

  • describe the structure of the male genital system, including the testes, the epididymis, the vas deferens, the seminal vesicles, the prostate gland, Cowper's glands, and the penis,
  • describe the function of each of the components of the male genital system for reproduction,
  • recall the basic structure of a sperm cell, including the acrosome, the nucleus, and the tail,
  • describe how a sperm cell is adapted for its function as a reproductive cell.


Students should already be familiar with

  • meiosis and the principles of sexual reproduction,
  • the characteristics of a male gamete,
  • specialized cells.


Students will not cover

  • the process of sperm production in the testes,
  • secondary sex characteristics.

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