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
This lesson focuses on ecosystems. We'll explore the importance of ecosystems and take a close look at the essential things that all living things need for survival.
2. Food Web Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Did you know that all living things are linked together by the food we eat? In this lesson learn how we can make a visual representation, called a food web, to show the flow of energy between different species within a community.
3. Energy Pyramid: Lesson for Kids
When you eat a midday snack, the energy it provides comes from somewhere. This lesson looks at where that energy comes from and how it moves through a community of organisms before it gets to you.
4. Energy Sources for Organisms: Lesson for Kids
Why did the sun go to school? To get brighter! The bright light and heat from the sun provide energy for living things on Earth. Read on to learn more about how all living things use the sun and other energy sources to survive.
5. What is Global Warming? - Definition & Lesson for Kids
Global warming is the process that causes the Earth's temperature to rise and makes the Earth warmer. Humans play a large role in the increase in the Earth's temperature.
6. What is Pollution? - Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts
Some of the things people do cause harm to the earth. We cause pollution when we make our water, land, and air dirty. In this lesson, you will learn what pollution is, why we have it, and what we can do about it.
7. Natural Resources Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
Natural resources are the materials we use from nature to make the things we need. Air, water, plants, and animals are all examples of natural resources. Complete this lesson to learn more about natural resources.
8. Environmental Issues Lesson for Kids
There are many different environmental issues occurring each and every day, like water pollution and global warming. In this lesson, we'll learn about the different environmental issues found on the land, in the water, and in the air, along with how we can help.
9. Endangered Animal Facts: Lesson for Kids
Endangered species are animals who are on their way to becoming extinct. The number of endangered species is growing every day. Learn the common causes of endangered species and what you can do to help!
10. Recycling Lesson for Kids: Facts & Definition
In this lesson, we'll discuss recycling and why it's important. You'll learn about items that can be recycled and see examples, and you'll explore how each of these items is recycled.
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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