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Ch 20: Elementary Science: Life Science & Ecology

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Studying for an exam that covers the basics of life science and ecology in elementary science is simple with help from these entertaining lessons, short quizzes and chapter exam. Access these study tools anytime to quickly boost your knowledge and get closer to your goal of earning a high score!

Elementary Science: Life Science & Ecology - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter makes it easy to refresh your knowledge of life science and ecology. Explore fun lessons to improve your understanding of homeostasis in plants, characteristics of living things, basic needs of living organisms and other related topics. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Share strategies for teaching life science concepts in early childhood
  • Define and list the stages of a life cycle
  • Exhibit knowledge of water absorption and movement in plants
  • Detail how to teach ecology and environmental science concepts in early childhood
  • Provide descriptions of ecosystems, habitats and ecological niches

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8 Lessons in Chapter 20: Elementary Science: Life Science & Ecology
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Teaching Life Science Concepts in Early Childhood

1. Teaching Life Science Concepts in Early Childhood

In this lesson, you will learn about the strategies, activities, teaching materials, tools, and technology that can be used to teach elementary students about life science.

Characteristics of Living Things

2. Characteristics of Living Things

Have you ever wondered what makes something alive? Learn more about the characteristics that classify something as living. These shared traits can be observed in all living things in the world around us.

What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

3. What is a Life Cycle? - Definition, Stages & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of 'life cycle' and find out about the three basic stages of a life cycle. You'll also explore examples of different life cycles.

Living Organisms: Basic Needs

4. Living Organisms: Basic Needs

There are many types of living organisms on Earth. But what makes us all the same is our basic needs for survival, which is a shorter list than you might think!

Homeostasis in Plants

5. Homeostasis in Plants

In this lesson, we'll discuss what homeostasis is and how plants achieve homeostasis. We'll also talk about how plants handle heat, water, and nutrients and how they respond to their environment.

Water Absorption & Movement in Plants

6. Water Absorption & Movement in Plants

In this lesson, you'll learn about the complex process involved in the transport and absorption of water from the roots to the leaves of different types of plants.

Teaching Ecology & Environmental Science Concepts in Early Childhood

7. Teaching Ecology & Environmental Science Concepts in Early Childhood

When students learn about ecology and environmental science, they begin to appreciate the world better. This lesson explains the background, strategies, and activities used to teach the concepts.

Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

8. Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches

Check out this video lesson to understand the many complex aspects of an ecosystem. See how animals live in habitats and survive amongst their surroundings.

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