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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

Explore the characteristics of living things and what similarities define organisms as living. Learn about cells and growth, food and waste, reproduction, and gas exchange.

Animal Life Cycles: Lesson for Kids

2. Animal Life Cycles: Lesson for Kids

Learn about the life cycles of various types of animals. Discover how a life cycle is divided into stages and explore the different stages in the life cycle, related to birth, youth, reproduction, and death.

Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

3. Life Cycle of a Plant: Lesson for Kids

Plants have life cycles that have a beginning and an end like most living organisms. Explore the life of plants from seed to seedling to maturity and learn the basics of plant reproduction.

External Structures of Plants: Lesson for Kids

4. External Structures of Plants: Lesson for Kids

The external structures of a plant can be seen without cutting it open. Explore the characteristics and functions of a plant's external structures, including seeds, roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit.

External Structures of Animals: Lesson for Kids

5. External Structures of Animals: Lesson for Kids

External structures of animals have to do with what an animal looks like. Investigate the diverse external structures of the animal world from the head down and explore examples of these structures along with interesting facts.

Internal Structures of Organisms: Lesson for Kids

6. Internal Structures of Organisms: Lesson for Kids

Explore the internal structure of living organisms, including the structures found in animals and plants. Discover the cardiovascular, digestive, and sensory structures of animals. Finally, investigate the xylem and phloem of plants.

Sensory Information Processing: Lesson for Kids

7. Sensory Information Processing: Lesson for Kids

Learn about sensory information processing and the five senses used to survive in the world. Explore the organs used to detect each of the five senses, how they send information to the brain, and examples of how the senses are used.

Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

8. Vertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

Learn about vertebrates and the characteristics that define this group of animals. Explore the five types of vertebrates found on Earth, which are mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

9. Invertebrates Lesson for Kids: Characteristics & Facts

Learn about invertebrates, a group of animals that do not possess backbones or spines. Explore the characteristics of different groups of invertebrates, such as arthropods, mollusks, echinoderms, and sponges.

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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