Quarter 1: Week #4 September 4th -7th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th Grade
Week #Week #4 September 4th-7th Lesson Plans
Unit of InstructionExploring multiples and factors/Earth’s Movement--Stars/Getting to Know Florida (Geography)
Standard(s) Taught


Investigate factors and multiples.

  • Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100.
  • Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range of 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number.
  • Determine whether a given whole number in the range of 1-100 is prime or composite.

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  • Explain that models can be three-dimensional, two-dimensional, an explanation in your mind, or a computer model.
  • Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24-hour day.
  • Investigate how technology and tools help to extend the ability of humans to observe very small things and very large things.
  • Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.
  • Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

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  • Identify physical features of Florida.
  • Locate and label cultural features on a Florida map.
  • Interpret political and physical maps using map elements (title, compass rose, cardinal directions, intermediate directions, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, latitude).
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  1. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of its factors.
  2. Determine whether a whole number is a multiple of a given one-digit number.
  3. Determine factors of whole numbers in the range 1-100.
  4. Determine if a number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.


  1. Explain that models can be three-dimensional, two-dimensional, a mental model (a picture in your mind), or a computer model.
  2. Use a model to demonstrate the difference between Earth’s rotation and Earth’s revolution.
  3. Explain that Earth rotates once on its axis in approximately a 24-hour period (day and night).
  4. Explain that Earth revolves (orbits) around the sun once in a year (approximately 365 days).
  5. Discuss the types of investigations in which a webcam, telescope, microscope, or hand lens might be used.
  6. Research the histories of the microscope and telescope reporting on what is learned.
  7. Identify the telescope and satellite as tools that have allowed scientists to see very large things, such as the Earth, the solar system, and parts of the universe.
  8. Review that the sun is the closest star to Earth.
  9. Demonstrate that the star patterns (constellations) in the sky appear to shift across the sky nightly due to Earth’s rotation.
  10. Discuss how different star patterns are high in the night sky in some seasons but dip below the horizon in other seasons (e.g., use models/ simulations of winter and summer skyline).
  11. Explain how the Earth’s movement causes the appearance of sun and star movement (tracking) across the sky.
  12. Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the sun/stars to appear as though they are moving across the sky.


  1. Identify and locate Florida’s major physical features, including major bodies of water and areas with major islands on a state map such as Florida Keys.
  2. Locate, label, and discuss Florida’s cultural features on a Florida map (e.g., state capital-Tallahassee, major cities, sites of important historical events, major tourist attractions).
  3. Identify map elements such as title, compass rose, symbols, legend, scale, longitude, and latitude).
  4. Indicate cardinal directions and intermediate directions on a map.
  5. Interpret information on political and physical maps to explain locations and distances.
  6. Compare locations of two places using map elements
Classroom Activities

Math Centers (Factors/Multiples/In-Out Rule), Spinner Games (Four in a Row: Prime and Composite; Blackout: Multiples; Scout About: Factors; Summit Scramble: Patterns)

Multiplication Timed Test

Math Reference Notebooks: Factors and Multiples, Finding Primes, Prime/Composites

Study Jams Video:

MATH: Prime Factorization and Multiples, Prime and Composites, Least Common Multiple (LCM), Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

SCIENCE: A Day on Earth

 Math Book p. 173-176, 191-200

Math Worksheets: Prime and Composite Number Identification Worksheet, 4.OA.4 Multiple & Factors/Prime & Composite worksheets, Multiples Game


Science Worksheets: Rotation vs. Revolution Partner Game, Constellation PowerPoint, Constellation Activity, Space Files (Sun) Video (10 min), Science of Sun Note

Discovery Education: Day and Night video (10 min), Rotation and Revolution video (4:47), Movement of Earth video (4:18)

Florida State Symbols PowerPoint

Safari Montage: Florida State of the Union video (22:47)


Assignments Due



 MyMath Homework p. 177-178, 201-202

4.OA.4 (Multiples & Factors/Prime & Composite) Summative Assessment

Math Worksheets:

  • 4.OA.4 Multiple & Factors/Prime & Composite worksheets *if not finished in class
  • 4.OA.4 Skills and Performance

Math Weekly Homework (Multiplication 1) Q1: Week 4

IXL Codes: D.5 and D.6

iReady Math District Assessment

Science Worksheets:

  • Star Packet
  • Moon Phases (Cut-Out) Activity
  • Rotation vs. Revolution worksheet
  • Constellation Activity


Symbols of Florida worksheet and quiz

Additional Resources