About This Chapter
4th Grade Science: Ecosystems - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, your students have the chance to increase their knowledge of ecosystems, including topics like natural resources, recycling, and pollution. These lessons and quizzes are short and use fun graphics designed to catch the attention of your 4th grader. Access this chapter at any time from a computer, tablet or mobile device. The lesson quizzes and chapter tests will help you gauge how well your student understands the topic. If you need help as you read through the chapter, contact our instructors for clarification.
- Ecosystem definition and importance
- Crearing a food web
- The energy pyramid and examples of energy sources for organisms
- Causes of pollution and global warming
- Types of natural resources
- Current environmental issues
- Which animals are endangered
- How recycling works
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with ecosystems will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about ecosystems.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding ecosystems subjects
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about ecosystems
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about ecosystems
- Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the ecosystems topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about ecosystems.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands ecosystems by completing the 4th Grade Science: Ecosystems exam.
1. Ecosystems Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Learn about ecosystems and the different features of ecosystems on Earth. Discover the levels of complexity that form ecosystems, the difference between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, ecosystem food chains, and threats ecosystems face.
2. Food Web Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Discover how plants and animals gain energy in an ecosystem and the difference between a food chain and a food web. Learn the difference between producers and consumers, as well as the types of consumers like herbivores and carnivores.
3. Energy Pyramid: Lesson for Kids
The energy pyramid is a model for how energy is transferred between organisms. Discover the characteristics of producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers to reveal why the model is pyramid-shaped.
4. Energy Sources for Organisms: Lesson for Kids
Explore the different energy sources for living organisms and how organisms gain this energy. Discover how energy begins with the sun and the difference between producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.
5. What is Global Warming? - Definition & Lesson for Kids
Learn about global warming, what this term means, and how it manifests in the environment. Discover how the Earth stays warm and what causes global warming. Finally, explore how global warming affects different plants and animals.
6. What is Pollution? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Pollution happens when trash, chemicals, or other substances contaminate the Earth's air, water, or land. Learn how to define pollution, explore facts on how it hurts people and animals, and discover how to stop it.
7. Natural Resources Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Discover what defines a natural resource and explore the types of natural resources found on Earth. Learn how air and water can make energy, how plants and animals can be resources, and about fossil fuels and minerals.
8. Environmental Issues Lesson for Kids
Explore the issues that affect Earth's environment and how people can combat those problems. Learn about issues such as garbage, overpopulation, deforestation, ocean pollution, water pollution, and air pollution.
9. Endangered Animal Facts: Lesson for Kids
Endangered animals are certain groups of animals that are on the verge of dying out. Learn about endangered species and explore the different things that can be done to save endangered animals.
10. Recycling Lesson for Kids: Facts & Definition
Learn about recycling, including what it means to recycle and why people should recycle. Discover what materials are commonly recycled, including paper, plastic, glass, and metal.
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Other chapters within the 4th Grade Science course
- 4th Grade Science: Scientific Investigation
- 4th Grade Science: Atoms, Elements & Solutions
- 4th Grade Science: Matter Properties & Changes
- 4th Grade Science: Energy Types & Changes
- 4th Grade Science: Waves & Sound
- 4th Grade Science: Electricity
- 4th Grade Science: The Solar System
- 4th Grade Science: The Planets
- 4th Grade Science: Geology
- 4th Grade Science: Weathering & Erosion
- 4th Grade Science: Rock Properties & Types
- 4th Grade Science: The Atmosphere
- 4th Grade Science: Weather & Climate
- 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles
- 4th Grade Science: The Human Body
- 4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System