Quarter Two: Week #11 October 23rd-27th Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #Week #11 (October 23rd-27th)
Unit of InstructionFractions/Weathering and Erosion, Rocks & Minerals/Florida Regions
Standard(s) Taught



Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Examples: 3/8=  1/8  +  1/8  +  1/8 ;      3/8  =  1/8  +  2/8 ;     2 1/8  =1 +1 +  1/8 ;           2 1/8  =  8/8  +  8/8  +  1/8 .


Science: SC.4.E.6.4, SC.4.E.6.2, SC.4.E.6.1

1.    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).

2.    Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks.

3.    Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock); sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure).

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  1. Decompose a fraction in more than one way using visual models.
  2. Record the decomposition of a fraction in an equation and justify the decomposition.



  1. Discuss the cause/effect relationships for erosion and weathering.
  2. Provide examples of how physical weathering and the erosion processes change Earth’s surface (constructive and destructive).
  3. Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color.
  4. Investigate and record the physical properties of minerals using technology and tools when appropriate (hardness-glass plate or other minerals, streak color-streak plate or unglazed tile).
  5. Compare minerals based on physical properties.
  6. Explain the role of minerals (e.g., clay, quartz, feldspar) and their importance in rock formation.
  7. Use technology and tools to study and investigate samples of rocks.
  8. Observe and identify examples for each of the three categories of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic).
  9. Construct models for each of the three categories of rocks to include major details.
  10. Explain, pictorially and in words, the steps of the rock cycle.
  11. Describe how each category of rock is formed within the rock cycle.
  • igneous – formed from molten rock
  • sedimentary – formed with other pieces of rock and fossilized organisms
  • metamorphic – formed from heat and pressure
  1. Differentiate between the three different categories of rocks based on how each is formed and/or their physical properties.
Classroom Activities

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

Multiplication Facts timed test

Fraction War Game

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)

Decomposing Fraction WS

Mineral and Erosion Powerpoint

Rock Cycle Song

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.11,P.13,P.14,P.17) HW

Math Weekly Homework (Patterns) Q2: Week 1

Social Studies Weekly #4

Science Fusion book check p.124-132

Science Fusion book check p.133-162


Science Fusion Quizzes Unit 3: Lesson #1 though #3

VMT #1 (Volusia Math Test)

My Math Textbook:Fractions

Gillespie Museum Field Trip (10/26) Thursday

Additional Resources