Reproductive Process: Order of Events

Below you will find both the order of events for males and females during the reproductive process that occurs before fertilization.

Can you name the male and female sex hormones?

Penis (sexual organ) becomes erect (spongy tissue fills with blood). Day 1.  Shedding of the uterus lining (endometrium).  Lasts up to 7 days.
Sperm is made and stored in the testes (sex gland) and it is released. Day 14-16.  An ovum (egg – sex cell) is released from the ovary (sex organ)
Sperm (sex cell) travels along the sperm duct. An ovum travels along the fallopian tube to the uterus.
Fluids produced in the seminal vesicles and prostate gland mix with the sperm. The ovum implants in the uterus and the lining thickens.
Semen (fluids and sperm) is released through the urethra.  This is called ejaculation. The ovum matures and lining thickens if it is NOT fertilized the menstrual cycle will start again.

Seamus | Video Game Effects

I chose this mostly because it was the last one left and I was actually interested in how it actually did affect you. Our parents always say that video games are stupid and dumb and made of nasty crap, but there can be lots of good effects as well. I connect with this because I play video games, (just like basically everybody else) and want to know the effects.

I learned that video gaming can be addictive and make you very preoccupied and can make you have slightly more violent behavior due to the violence in the game. I also learned that it isn’t all that bad, because they can improve many of your skills in strategy, and math. This relates to teens because almost every teen I know plays video games or has played a video game in his/her life, and we should all know the effects. I used to think exactly what my parents told me: video games are bad. But as I researched a little more, I found that there are many life skills that you can learn that will be necessary or useful later in life.


Nightmares – Rayaan

I chose the topic nightmares because I and a lot of people have it. I also wanted to do a health buzz that I am familiar with. I wanted to know what goes through your brain when you have it and how your body reacts to it. I wanted to know what your body does when you have a nightmare. I learned that they are many reasons why you get nightmares. And from my personal experience, I usually get nightmares when I am sick for some reason.

In this topic, nightmares, I learnt why nightmares occur and when they usually occur. Before I thought I only get nightmares because I’m thinking of scary thoughts but thats only a little part of why you get nightmares. They usually occur when you are undergoing stress and you are sick. Nightmares occur when you are in deep sleep and when nightmares are happening you are usually going through rapid eye movement (REM). You also usually get nightmares when your heart is in fear. My thinking changed a lot when I was doing this health buzz of nightmares.