Ch 18: Life Science in Early Childhood Education

About This Chapter

This chapter centers on life science from the perspective of early childhood education. It covers various biological components and processes within different forms of life as well as their classifications and related terms.

Life Science in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores the characteristics of several living things as well as the processes and cycles essential to their health and growth. You'll also delve into their origins and the parts they're made of. All in all, by the end of the chapter, you'll have buffed up your knowledge on all of the following:

  • The basic needs of living organisms
  • Plant components
  • Vertebrates
  • Life cycles
  • The classifications and traits of animal body plans
  • Primate history

Using the practice quizzes accompanying each lesson, you'll be able to monitor your comprehension of the material step-by-step as you learn. These quizzes may be taken as many times as you like and can also be printed as worksheets for offline use. And upon finishing the chapter, you'll have the chance to test yourself in a more overall fashion by means of the practice final exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: Life Science in Early Childhood Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

1. The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

A house is not a living thing, but the people, animals, and plants living inside it are. So how do we define 'life'? Learn about seven characteristics that all living organisms have in common, no matter how different they may look on the outside.

Living Organisms: Basic Needs

2. 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!

What are the Parts of a Plant?

3. What are the Parts of a Plant?

Ever look at a plant and wonder what each specific part is? A plant has two basic plant parts: the shoot and root systems. In this lesson, you'll learn and be able to identify each individual plant part within the shoot and root systems.

Vertebrates: Definition, Features & Classification

4. Vertebrates: Definition, Features & Classification

Vertebrates are an interesting collection of animals, including humans, that have evolved over millions of years. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and even fish are included in the vertebrate category. Find out more here!

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

5. 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.

Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

6. Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

The Animal Kingdom is diverse and complex. How do we make sense of it all? Scientists use body plans to classify and organize the animals of Earth, making it much easier to differentiate between them.

Vertebrates: Origin, Characteristics & Diversity

7. Vertebrates: Origin, Characteristics & Diversity

Vertebrates are diverse and widespread across Earth, but this was not always the case. In this lesson you'll learn about the origins and evolution of these animals, as well as explore their vast diversity.

Primates and Human Origin

8. Primates and Human Origin

You probably know that you are a primate, just like gorillas and monkeys. But you may be surprised to find out how long primates have been around and how many of them are still living on Earth, which are covered in this lesson.

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