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Grades 4-6 Life Science Video II

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

Section 1 - Classification / Protists (24 min)

  • The classification scheme
  • Classification activities
  • Protists: fungi, molds, mildew and yeast

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Section 2 - Animals (43 min)

  • Classroom pets
  • Adaptations - natural selection
  • Live frog lab
  • Goldfish observations
  • Fish scales
  • Earthworm experiments
  • Reproduction
  • Life cycles - metamorphosis
  • Mealworms, daphnia
  • Food chain
  • Brine shrimp experiments
  • Animal footprints

Section 3 - Humans (23 min)

  • Classifying - characteristics
  • Using a torso - investigating body systems
  • The digestive system
  • Reproduction
  • Reaction timer
  • The eye
  • Squeeze power
  • Pulse detector
  • Teeth and bones
  • Investigating carbon dioxide production
  • Nutrition - measuring vitamin C

Section 4 - Ecosystems (13 min)

  • Animal communities
  • Producers, consumers and decomposers
  • Food chains and food webs
  • Thickness of an egg shell
  • Investigating owl pellets

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

Grades: 4-6, Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min. Format: VHS. Copyright: 1986.
Includes: Printed teaching outline.

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