Inside Living Things
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Inside Living Things

All living things are made of the same building blocks: cells. In some cases, these cells combine to form tissues and organs inside plants and animals. This unit helps students explore the structures that make up plants and animals. Students will read about the major organs and body systems inside animals, and discover how all of the parts of an organism work together to keep it alive and healthy.

Process Activities

Cell Models

Changing Pulse Rates

Lung Capacity


Supporting Materials

Show Me Only

Additional Reading

Comprehension Support


Science Videos

Cats, Kids, and Asthma
Dolphins at the Doctor
Medicines from the Sea

Career Files

Cardiologist; Lab Technician; Radiographer

Retelling Rubrics

Nonfiction Retelling Rubric

Vocabulary Cards

Inside Living Things

Word Work

Crossword; Analogies/Fill in the Blank; Word Sort

Book Assembly