In our last Biology, class we did a project on the menstrual cycle for which we were divided into our base groups. My group did an act on it. Here it is:
Emi: Hi children, stand up.
Manu and Santi: Hi, Miss Emi!
Manu: What are we going to do today?
Emi: Today we are going to learn about the menstrual cycle.
Santi: What happens in the menstrual cycle?
Emi: In the menstrual cycle a woman’s body gets ready for a possible pregnancy. In this cycle, an ovum is released and…
Santi: What happens when the ovum is released?
Emi: When the ovum is released there are a lot of thing going on in the woman’s body. In the first place, the ovum is released, it can also be said that it is getting out of the ovary as a follicle opens and once the ovum is released, it closes and regenerates again in the following ovulation. During, this time, also the uterus lining…
Manu: Faaa, she is giving us the dictionary definition.
Emi: What had you just said Manuel!
Manu: Nothing miss, sorry!
Emi: As I was saying, the uterus lining also gets thicker in case an embryo needs to implant. A lot of hormones are present in this cycle as well: in the first place, progesterone which is produced between the second and fourth week of the cycle and during pregnancy. In the second place, oestrogen, which is present, mainly between the first and second week, although it is also present in the third and fourth as well and is in charged of making the uterus lining grow. In the third place, the LH hormone, is the one which is in charged of making ovulation occur and it increases,mainly, in the second week. Finally, the FSH hormone, which is the one which stimulates the development of the follicle and increases in the second week of the cycle.
Santi: What happen with animals? Do they have a Menstrual Cycle?
Emi: According to different sources, menstruation is considered to happen only in primates, mainly species close to humans such as chimpanzees. Furthermore, bats and elephants have menstruation as well.
Manu: This class was really useful! Thank you!
We did this project in a really organized way so it was easy. Manu and Santi looked up the information, I wrote it and we made up the dialogue all together.
The group which did the best presentation in my opinion was Valentina’s , Paz’s and Juan Simon’s as it was presented in a clear and organized way.