About This Chapter
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.
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
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: Ecosystems
- 4th Grade Science: Living Things & Life Cycles
- 4th Grade Science: The Human Body