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
Learn about the human circulatory system and its function. Discover the parts of the circulatory system, including the heart and the blood vessels, as well as what each part does to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body.
2. Parts of the Circulatory System: Lesson for Kids
The circulatory system is responsible for transporting oxygen and nutrients in the body. Learn about the parts of the circulatory system, such as the heart, blood, and blood vessels, and explore the three types of blood vessels.
3. Heart Lesson for Kids
The heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body. Explore the heart's structure, including its chambers and valves, and learn about the function of the heart and the one-way flow of blood.
4. Blood Pressure Lesson for Kids
Learn about blood pressure and how the parts of the circulatory system create blood pressure. Explore how blood pressure is measured, the systolic and diastolic numbers for blood pressure, and ways to maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
5. Pulse Lesson for Kids
Learn about the pulse and what causes the rhythmic throbbing felt in the arteries. Explore what is considered a healthy heart rate, where to find a person's pulse, and how to measure a person's pulse rate.
6. Heart Disease Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information
Learn about heart health and heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease. Discover three types of heart disease, their causes, and their symptoms. Finally, explore ways to prevent heart disease.
7. Blood Facts: Lesson for Kids
Explore the interesting world of blood and discover some facts about blood. Explore the components of blood and what each part does, investigate the process the body uses to make blood, and finally, learn about different blood types.
8. Red Blood Cells Lesson for Kids
Learn about red blood cells, a vital cell in providing the tissues of the body with oxygen. Discover the physical appearance of these cells, where they're located in the body, where they form, and how they use hemoglobin to perform their functions.
9. White Blood Cells Lesson for Kids
Learn about white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, including their types and function in the immune system. Discover their role in combating pathogens, the physical appearance of white blood cells, and the most common type of white blood cells.
10. Platelets & Coagulation Lesson for Kids
Learn about platelets and their role in the coagulation of blood. Discover the part of the blood called platelets, how platelets work with clotting factors and blood cells to seal wounds, and the process of coagulation that forms blood clots.
11. Antibodies Definition: Lesson for Kids
Learn about antibodies and their role in the immune system. Discover the characteristics of B cells and how they create antibodies. Investigate what antibodies do and explore how vaccinations are used to create antibodies.
12. Blood Transfusions: Lesson for Kids
A blood transfusion is the transferring of a portion of blood from one person to another. Learn about the people who may need a blood transfusion, how the procedure is done, and complications associated with blood transfusions.
13. William Harvey Lesson for Kids: Work & Contributions
English doctor William Harvey is celebrated for his studies on the flow of blood. Learn about William Harvey's valuable discoveries on how blood circulates and the role the heart plays in circulation.
14. Charles Drew Lesson for Kids: Biography & Work
African American doctor Charles Drew is known for his work in blood banking. Discover the life of Charles Drew, follow him to college, and then join him as he worked on setting up blood banks and developed the concept of bloodmobiles.
15. Elizabeth Blackwell Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts
Elizabeth Blackwell has the distinction of being the first woman awarded a medical degree in the United States. Learn more about Elizabeth Blackwell's life, from her birth in England, to her education to become a doctor in New York and later practice in medicine, and the impact it left on future generations of women.
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