Quarter Two: Week #10 October 16th-20th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #Week #10 (October 16th-20th)
Unit of InstructionFractions/Weathering and Erosion also Rock & Minerals/US Constitution
Standard(s) Taught



Understand a fraction  with a > 1 as a sum of fractions

a.    Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.


Science: SC.4.E.5.5, SC.4.E.6.4

Describe the basic differences between physical weathering (breaking down of rock by wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants) and erosion (movement of rock by gravity, wind, water, and ice).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  1. Demonstrate with concrete and visual models that subtracting fractions referring to the same sized whole is separating parts of the whole.



  1. Observe and record evidence of physical weathering in nature (e.g., plant roots growing up through a sidewalk, cement cracking from weather changes). Describe causes of physical weathering occurs (wind, water, ice, temperature change, and plants).
  2. Investigate the processes of physical weathering (breaking down a rock) using a model.
  3. Observe and record evidence of erosion in a science notebook.
  4. Describe causes of erosion (gravity, wind, water, and ice).
  5. Investigate the processes of erosion (movement of rock) using a model.
  6. Discuss the cause/effect relationships for erosion and weathering.
  7. Provide examples of how physical weathering and the erosion processes change Earth’s surface (constructive and destructive).
Classroom Activities

Math Centers (Math Games, App “Media” Resources, Teacher Time, Hands-On Activities)

Math Reference Notebooks (Division, Area and Perimeter, Fractions)

Multiplication Facts timed test

Spinner Games:


Math Safari Games

Equivalent Fraction Edition (4.NF.A.1)

Bubble Blast Games

Comparing Fractions Edition (4.NF.A.1)

Race Around Speedway Game

Equivalent Fractions Edition (4.NF.A.1)

Scout About Games

Comparing Fractions (4.NF.A.2)

Mixed Numbers Edition (4.NF.A.1)

Face Off Games

Fraction Face Off (4.NF.A.2)

Equivalent Fraction Riddles

Quilt Pattern (Equivalent Fractions) Project

Equivalent Fractions Packet

Equivalent Fractions Performance and Skill Check

Comparing Fractions Packet

Comparing Fractions Performance and Skill Check

Decomposing Fraction WS

Study Jams Videos

Igneous Rocks
Can you imagine melting a rock? It takes a lot of heat, but the earth has plenty!

Metamorphic Rocks
Take a rock, add a whole bunch of heat and pressure, and presto! You have a new kind of rock: a metamorphic rock.

Weathering & Erosion
Some of the world’s most famous landmarks were created by weathering and erosion. Ever heard of the Grand Canyon? That is one of them.

You may have heard of minerals. They are important to living things all over the planet.

Sedimentary Rocks
The Earth has layers, and so do some of its rocks! Sedimentary rocks are the product of a lot of pressure, and they even tell a lot about the Earth’s history.

The Rock Cycle
You might think rocks never change, but that is not true. Like water and nitrogen, rocks have their own cycle, and it is all about change


Assignments Due

IXL (P.5, P.7, P.8, P.9) HW

Equivalent Fractions Worksheet

Math Weekly Homework (Factors and Multiples) Q2: Week 1

Social Studies Weekly #3

Science Fusion book p.107-150

Science Fusion Quizzes Unit 3: Lesson #1 and #2

VST #1 (Volusia Science Test) on Friday 10/20

Additional Resources