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K-3 Life Science Video

The Life Science video for grades K-3 helps elementary 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 (24 min)

  • The microprojector and its operation
  • Plant and animal cells
  • Cell model / cell division / observing an egg
  • Living vs. non-living
  • Classifying plants and animals




Earthworm Image

Section 2 - Protists / Microscopic Life / Fossils (13 min)

  • Microscope life / preparing slides
  • Characteristics of protists
  • Microscopic animals (multicellular)

Section 3 - Plants (37 min)

  • Useful and harmful plants
  • Observations and activities with seeds
  • Investigating plant growth
  • The parts of a plant and their functions
  • Simple plants: ferns and mosses

Section 4 - Animals (17 min)

  • Characteristics of vertebrates
  • Classifying animals
  • Investigating the earthworm
  • Mealworms, snails, sow bugs and crickets
  • Experimenting with brine shrimp
  • Classroom pets

Section 5 - Humans (19 min)

  • Health and safety
  • Fingerprints
  • The skin, pores and glands
  • Reaction timer
  • Lung capacity
  • Muscles and joints
  • Adaptations

Section 6 - Ecosystems (8 min)

  • Needs of living things
  • Resources in our community
  • Animal communities
  • Food chains
  • Miscellaneous activities

View a sample project from the "Life Science K-3" section of the teacher handbook.

Grades: K-3, Running Time: 2 hr. 8 min. Format: VHS. Copyright: 1986.
Includes: Printed teaching outline.

ORDER K-3 Physical Life Science video + teaching outline here.

 
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