Reproductive Traits

The Amazing Way Plants Protect Themselves – TED Ed

Meet the Frog that Barfs Up Its Babies – TED Ed


One person in your group should create an Easybib Project; call it Reproductive Traits and then SHARE it with the other people in your group.

Everything can be cited in Easybib. Some things you will enter titles and Easybib will automatically cite for you, some things you will cite manually filling in the blanks, some databases automatically link to Easybib and some things create ready-made citations that you will copy and paste via “All 59 Options” and “Write/Paste citation.”

WRITE the FIRST WORD(S) from the EasyBib citation in the parentheses after PC at the top of each card (author’s last name or title of source).


Encyclopedias (in the Reference Room and online)

World Book Encyclopedia (print) or World Book Online

International Wildlife Encyclopedia R/591.03/I37

Encyclopedia of Mammals R/599/E56

Plants and Plant Life R/580/B154

Aquatic Life of the World R/578.76/A656


Search the OPAC for an animal or plant that interests you

Gale eBooks – Select “Gale Virtual Reference Library” and do a basic search using any of the keywords from the table below.  You can also select view all next to the science eBooks to then search within individual titles.

Subscription Databases:

See planner or posters in the library for database login information.

In the following databases use these search terms to help you:

Displays courtship displays, means of attraction/mating rituals (visual attraction, auditory attraction, olfactory attraction)
Eggs oviparous (vs viviparous (live young)
Asexual Reproduction budding, fission, vegetative propagation, parthenogenesis, fragmentation, volunteers, sprouting, shoots
Parental care gestation (marsupials, mammals), incubation, gestation time vs body mass, r-selected species vs K-selected species,  caring for young
Pollination pollen, self-pollination (autogamy, geitonogamy), cross-pollination
Seeds angiosperms, gymnosperms, see production, seed dispersal, germination
Other possible search terms dioecious (male and female reproductive organs in SEPARATE organisms) vs monoecious (male and female reproductive organs in SAME organism: plants, invertebrate animals), semelparous (breed only once then die) vs iteroparous (multiple reproductive events in lifetime)

Gale Science Resources in Context

SIRS Discoverer


Checking for Accuracy and Credibility: Use this guide when independently searching the web for resources.