Reproduction is the production of offspring. There are two main forms: sexual and asexual reproduction. In sexual reproduction, an organism combines the genetic information from each of its parents and is genetically unique. In asexual reproduction, one parent copies itself to form a genetically identical offspring. Sea turtles are an example of an animal that reproduces sexually, a volvox (green algae) is an example of an organism that reproduces asexually, and a brittle star can reproduce in either way.
Help your students understand the sexual and asexual reproduction with these classroom resources.