Structures and Functions of Living Things: CKSci Student Reader
Structures and Functions of Living allows students to explore a key concept in biology, that structure is related to function. The structure of a bird’s wing is related to the function of flying. The bright color associated with a flower’s structure is related to the function of attracting insects for pollination as part of reproduction. All plants and animals have both external and internal structures that work together as systems that enable organisms to survive, grow, and reproduce.
Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. For each reader, a Teacher Guide is available separately. All materials may be downloaded and previewed in their entirety.
About This Book
Structures and Functions of Living Things allows students to understand that the structure-function relationship holds true for the fundamental unit of life, the cell. Groups of cells make up tissues, groups of tissues make up organs, and groups of organs are organ systems. At all levels, structure is related to function. This unit introduces Grade 4 students to real-world examples and fundamental concepts that will be explored in greater depth in later grades. Students will learn about tissues, organs, and organ systems, with an emphasis on visual and auditory sensory systems.
When reading Structures and Functions of Living Things students explore the concept that all living things are made up of parts that work together to carry out a function. In this Unit, students come to understand the ways in which these animal and plant structures, are organized and how they come together in a system.
- Teacher Guide: with detailed lesson plans, activity page masters, additional activities, and assessments
Preview the Book
Download this CKSci Student Reader in its entirety in PDF form.
Core Knowledge Science™ (CKSci) is a comprehensive program covering life science, earth and space science, physical science, and engineering design practices.
CKSci Student Readers offer engagingly written text with many color illustrations, photographs, vocabulary sidebars, and a glossary. In general, the content and presentation in CKSci Student Readers for Grades 3-5 are appropriate for young readers from the upper elementary grades through middle school (Lexile levels 650 – 980).
Using CKSci in the Classroom
- For Language Arts: You can also use CKSci to integrate content-rich nonfiction into your Reading/Language Arts lessons. Reading in the sciences provides background content knowledge that aids in reading across all disciplines.
CKSci Retail Prices
- Structures and Functions of Living Things Homeschool Set:
1 Student Reader
1 Teacher Guide
- Structures and Functions of Living Things Classroom Set:
25 Student Readers
1 Teacher Guide
6.7 in. W x 9.6 in. H