Asexual reproduction occurs when only one parent is involved in making a new creature. Since there is only one parent, all the traits of the mom or dad are passed on to the baby. As a result, the parent and child are identically. The most common forms of asexual reproduction are binary fission, budding, and use of spores. Binary fission is when an organism just splits into two, this is common among bacteria. When the organism doesn’t just split into two near equal pieces and only a small piece of the organism falls off and becomes an organism, we call this budding. Yeast are commonly known to undergo budding. Mushrooms are known to create spores that fall off of it and travel many miles to create a new organism.
These worksheets look at bird eggs, how amoeba, plants, and star fish reproduce.