Happening Now! Check out live updates from the 2019 EL Education National Conference.

Life Science Materials List: Grade 4

Topic

Note: The below list only includes items that may not be readily available in the classroom or school building. For a complete list of materials, please see the Life Science lessons.

Grade 4, Life Science Module

Materials

  • Stopwatches (three per class)
  • Tweezers (one for every two students)
  • Cotton balls (twelve per class)
  • Vanilla extract (one bottle per class)
  • Petri dishes (three per class)
  • Earthworms (one for every two students)
  • Spray bottles (one for every two students)
  • Chicken wings (one per student)
  • Magnifying glasses (one per student)
  • Plastic gloves (one pair per student)
  • Safety goggles (optional; one per student)
  • Dissecting kits (one per student)
  • Disinfecting wipes (two or three containers to share)
  • Variety of live plants—including those with specialized structures—flowers and leaves, and seeds. Examples:
    • Desert plant: prickly pear cactus
    • Tundra plant: diamond leaf willow
    • Grasslands plant: coneflower
    • Seeds: burrs, helicopters, pea pods
    • Whole grass plants with roots
  • Variety of seeds (a few per pair). Examples:
    • Grass, green bean, corn, lima bean, barley, radish
  • Graduated cylinders (one per small group and one for teacher demonstration)
  • Plastic storage bags (gallon-sized; thirty per class)
  • Potting soil (8-quart bag to share)
  • Plastic cups (clear; four per small group and four for teacher demonstration)
  • Variety of craft materials (to share). Example:
    • Seed models: packing peanuts, marbles, bingo chips, buttons, beads
    • Dispersal structures: Velcro®, plastic bags, bubble wrap, tissue paper, coffee filters
    • For attaching and building: string, pipe cleaners, twist ties, straws



Topic

Note: The below list only includes items that may not be readily available in the classroom or school building. For a complete list of materials, please see the Life Science lessons.

Grade 4, Life Science Module

Materials

  • Stopwatches (three per class)
  • Tweezers (one for every two students)
  • Cotton balls (twelve per class)
  • Vanilla extract (one bottle per class)
  • Petri dishes (three per class)
  • Earthworms (one for every two students)
  • Spray bottles (one for every two students)
  • Chicken wings (one per student)
  • Magnifying glasses (one per student)
  • Plastic gloves (one pair per student)
  • Safety goggles (optional; one per student)
  • Dissecting kits (one per student)
  • Disinfecting wipes (two or three containers to share)
  • Variety of live plants—including those with specialized structures—flowers and leaves, and seeds. Examples:
    • Desert plant: prickly pear cactus
    • Tundra plant: diamond leaf willow
    • Grasslands plant: coneflower
    • Seeds: burrs, helicopters, pea pods
    • Whole grass plants with roots
  • Variety of seeds (a few per pair). Examples:
    • Grass, green bean, corn, lima bean, barley, radish
  • Graduated cylinders (one per small group and one for teacher demonstration)
  • Plastic storage bags (gallon-sized; thirty per class)
  • Potting soil (8-quart bag to share)
  • Plastic cups (clear; four per small group and four for teacher demonstration)
  • Variety of craft materials (to share). Example:
    • Seed models: packing peanuts, marbles, bingo chips, buttons, beads
    • Dispersal structures: Velcro®, plastic bags, bubble wrap, tissue paper, coffee filters
    • For attaching and building: string, pipe cleaners, twist ties, straws



Resource Downloads