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Ch 17: 4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System

About This Chapter

Help your 4th grader work through the science subjects related to the circulatory system such as red blood cells, antibodies and blood pressure with this chapter. Reviewing these lessons and quizzes with your student can help explain more complicated topics learned in class or prepare him or her for an upcoming class exam.

4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System - Chapter Summary

Help make the study of the circulatory system enjoyable with these lessons on the topics of blood, heart disease and antibodies, plus the heart and pulse. Your student will also review the work of several important scientists in the field. Our professionally designed lessons have been created with short attention spans in mind. Use the quizzes that accompany each lesson to aid in test preparation, homework study or to help your student catch up on missed subjects.

Chapter Topics

  • Explain the parts of the human circulatory system and how they work
  • Describe the related topics of the heart, blood, pulse and blood pressure
  • Give facts about heart disease
  • Differentiate between red blood cells and white blood cells
  • Detail how platelets and coagulation work
  • Define what antibodies are
  • Talk about how a blood transfusion works
  • Identify the scientific work of William Harvey, Charles Drew and Elizabeth Blackwell

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 the circulatory system.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding science subjects
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the human circulatory system
  • 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 circulatory system
  • 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 circulatory system 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 the circulatory system.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands the circulatory system by completing the 4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 17: 4th Grade Science: The Circulatory System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Human Circulatory System Lesson for Kids

1. The Human Circulatory System Lesson for Kids

Your body uses the circulatory system to move things like oxygen, nutrients, and cell wastes around your body. Your circulatory system includes your heart and blood vessels. Learn about this system and how it works for you every day!

Parts of the Circulatory System: Lesson for Kids

2. Parts of the Circulatory System: Lesson for Kids

When oxygen, nutrients and cell wastes need to move around your body, they travel through your circulatory system. Learn about the parts of your circulatory system, including your heart, blood vessels and blood.

Heart Lesson for Kids

3. Heart Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll discuss the heart, that small but mighty muscle that pushes blood through your body. You'll explore the structure of the heart, including its main parts, and you'll learn why blood flows in one direction through the heart.

Blood Pressure Lesson for Kids

4. Blood Pressure Lesson for Kids

Your heart is a vital organ in your body, and it pumps blood throughout your body. In this lesson, learn the meaning of blood pressure, how it is measured, and how to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Pulse Lesson for Kids

5. Pulse Lesson for Kids

Lub. Dub. Thump. Thump. These are the sounds we think of when we imagine our hearts beating. We can't hear our hearts beat, but we can feel it by taking our pulse. Let's learn what a pulse is, how you can measure it, and what your pulse tells you about how hard your heart is working.

Heart Disease Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information

6. Heart Disease Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information

Did you know that heart disease affects hundreds of thousands of Americans every year? Come and learn about what heart disease is, its causes, symptoms and what you can do to prevent heart disease.

Blood Facts: Lesson for Kids

7. Blood Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there are different types of blood? That's right, your blood type may be different than your best friend's blood type. Learn about the different types of blood, what blood is made of and more amazing facts about blood in this lesson.

Red Blood Cells Lesson for Kids

8. Red Blood Cells Lesson for Kids

Have you ever fallen down and started to bleed? The red color of blood you see is made of a tiny cell called a red blood cell. Let's read more about these tiny cells that can pack a big punch!

White Blood Cells Lesson for Kids

9. White Blood Cells Lesson for Kids

White blood cells help to protect our bodies from sickness and disease. In this lesson you'll learn about white blood cells and how they work to keep us healthy.

Platelets & Coagulation Lesson for Kids

10. Platelets & Coagulation Lesson for Kids

We have all used Band-Aids to stop bleeding after we get a cut or scrape, but did you know your body makes its own bandages? Learn about coagulation, the process your body uses to make clots, or natural Band-Aids, in this lesson.

Antibodies Definition: Lesson for Kids

11. Antibodies Definition: Lesson for Kids

The environment is full of invaders that want to get into your body and make you sick. In this lesson, learn about B cells and the antibodies they make to stop this from happening!

Blood Transfusions: Lesson for Kids

12. Blood Transfusions: Lesson for Kids

Blood is a very important part of your body. But what happens when you lose a lot of it? In this lesson, learn all the details of getting a blood transfusion, including who needs one and how it is performed.

William Harvey Lesson for Kids: Work & Contributions

13. William Harvey Lesson for Kids: Work & Contributions

William Harvey was a doctor who discovered how blood flows through the body. This lesson will teach you about Harvey, what he figured out about the heart and blood, and some other cool facts about his findings.

Charles Drew Lesson for Kids: Biography & Work

14. Charles Drew Lesson for Kids: Biography & Work

Charles Drew was an African-American doctor who taught other doctors and created the first blood bank. Come learn about Charles Drew, some of his accomplishments, and interesting facts about his life.

Elizabeth Blackwell Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

15. Elizabeth Blackwell Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts

In this lesson, you'll learn about Elizabeth Blackwell and the obstacles she had to overcome to become the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States.

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