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Ch 15: 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to help your 4th-grader understand the science of living things, including animals, plants, vertebrates and invertebrates. These lessons and quizzes can be used to work on a homework assignment with your student or help them prepare for an upcoming quiz or test.

4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles - Chapter Summary

The simple lessons and quizzes in this chapter will teach your 4th-grader the subjects he or she is learning in science class about living things and their life cycles. As they work through the lessons on the structures of organisms, plant life cycles and more, they can look for vocabulary words that will increase their understanding. Each lesson includes a printable transcript that can be used as a convenient study guide. Our materials are available for students to review on computers, tablets and mobile devices at any time.

Chapter Topics

  • Identify the characteristics of living things
  • Describe animal and plant life cycles
  • Explain the internal and external structures in organisms
  • Process sensory information
  • Tell the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with science topics will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about living things and their life cycles.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding science subjects
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the science of living things
  • 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 the life cycles of living things
  • 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 science 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 living things and life cycles.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the science of living things by completing the 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Characteristics of Living Things: Lesson for Kids

1. Characteristics of Living Things: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you'll learn what all living things have in common. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to determine if something is a living thing.

Animal Life Cycles: Lesson for Kids

2. Animal Life Cycles: Lesson for Kids

What do humans, fish, and dragonflies have in common? They all go through a life cycle! Life cycles can be very different from animal to animal. This lesson describes the basic stages of life cycles, while noting some differences between animals.

Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

3. Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever looked up at a tall tree and wondered how it got there? In this lesson, you will learn the basic life cycle of a plant, including how plants begin, grow, change and give life to new plants.

External Structures of Plants: Lesson for Kids

4. External Structures of Plants: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered why flowers are colorful? Or what the purpose of leaves are? These parts of plants help them grow, survive, and reproduce. Read on to learn more about the external structures of plants.

External Structures of Animals: Lesson for Kids

5. External Structures of Animals: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered why some animals have fur while others have scales? Or why some animals have tails? These parts of animals help them grow, survive, and reproduce. Read on to learn more about external structures of animals.

Internal Structures of Organisms: Lesson for Kids

6. Internal Structures of Organisms: Lesson for Kids

The external structures of organisms are easy to identify. They are what you can see when you look at a living thing. But do you know what's inside plants and animals that helps them survive and grow? Come find out!

Sensory Information Processing: Lesson for Kids

7. Sensory Information Processing: Lesson for Kids

Because of sensory information processing you are able to survive in this world! Through multiple examples in this lesson you'll learn the details of this important function.

Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

8. Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

All vertebrates have a backbone, but what else do they have in common? From the furry fox to the slippery salamander, animals in the five vertebrate groups are alike in certain ways. Find out how and more in this lesson on vertebrates.

Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

9. Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

What has eight legs and a body divided into two segments? What kind of animal stays in just one place all the time because it can't walk, run, swim, or fly? Find the answers and many interesting facts in this lesson about invertebrates.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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