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Grades 4-6 Life Science Video I

The Life Science video for grades 4-6 helps teachers cover the topics of cells and genetics, protists, microscopic life, fossils, plants, animals, humans and ecosystems. The video includes a printed outline with lesson plans, observational activities and experiements.

Section 1 - Cells / Genetics (42 min)

  • Parts of a cell
  • Plant and animal cells
  • Characteristics of microorganisms
  • How cells reproduce
  • Life in a drop of water
  • Making permanent slides
  • Osmosis
  • Tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Characteristics of living things
  • Asexual and sexual reproduction
  • Chromosomes
  • Genetics
  • Variations among plants and animals




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Section 2 - Plants , Section 1 (35 min)

  • Flowers: monocots and dicots
  • Parts of a flower
  • Germination
  • Importance of cotyledons
  • Starch and sugar in cotyledons
  • Photosynthesis
  • Observing plant cells
  • Osmosis
  • Light and photosynthesis
  • Carbon dioxide, water and leaves

Section 3 - Plants, Section 3 (20 min)

  • Stems
  • Woody vs. vascular stems
  • Auxins and plant growth
  • Function and parts of the stem
  • Tree rings
  • Roots
  • Vegetative reproduction
  • Plant adaptations
  • Tropisms
  • Importance of soil, value of agriculture
  • Homemade terrarium

View a sample hypothetical experiment from the "Life Science 4-6" section of the teacher handbook.

Grades: 4-6, Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min. Format: VHS. Copyright: 1986.
Includes: Printed teaching outline.

ORDER 4-6 Life Science I video + teaching outline here.

 
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