Quarter Two: Week #15 November 20th-21st Lesson Plans (Math/Science/S. Studies Homeroom Only)

TeacherMichael Lee
Subject AreaMath/Science/S. Studies
Grade Level4th
Week #Week #15 (November 20th-21st)
Unit of InstructionMetric Conversions/Matter/Spanish Explorers and Thanksgiving
Standard(s) Taught


MAFS.4.OA.1.1, MAFS.4.NBT.1.1, MAFS.4.MD.1.1

Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 x 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication statements.

Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.

Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz; L, mL; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), …

Science: SC.4.P.8.1, SC.4.P.8.2, SC.4.P.8.3

Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.


Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.


Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.



Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


1.       Interpret a basic multiplication equation as a comparison (e.g., if a = n x b, then a is n times as much as b).

  1. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparison as multiplication equations.
  2. Explain that a digit in one place is worth ten times the value of the pace to its right by connecting to measurement conversions within the metric system

4.     Know relative size of measurement units within one system.

5.     Convert larger units of measure into smaller equivalent units (required units are listed on Grade 4 FSA Mathematics Reference Sheet).

6.     Complete a two-column table (function table) showing measurement equivalents and relate measurement conversions to multiplicative comparisons (e.g., 1 yard is 3 times as long as 1 foot).






  1. Compare objects based on observable and measurable physical properties (shape, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets, mass, volume, temperature).
  2. Investigate and explain that all matter has the following measurable properties: volume (takes up space) and mass (weight).
  3. Record and compare the mass and volume of solid and liquid matter using metric units.
  4. Record and compare the volume of regular- and irregular-shaped solids using the water displacement method.
  5. Display data appropriately in charts, tables, and graphs.
  6. Compare measurement data with other lab groups checking for accuracy.
  7. Explain any differences that may have occurred across groups.
  8. Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass (whole = sum of its parts) to obtain the mass of various objects using tools and technology.
  9. Demonstrate that the mass of a whole object is always equal to the sum of its parts.
  10. Investigate and describe properties of water in all three states.
  11. Identify common uses of water in all three states.
  12. Explain the importance of water to life on Earth.
Classroom Activities

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

Change of States Matter Experiment “Boo Bubbles”

Thanksgiving Day Packet and What Would You Do Scenario Worksheet ?

Multiplication Facts timed test

Assignments Due

IXL (N.13, N.14,N.16) HW

My Math  p.775-786

Social Studies Weekly #7

Science Fusion book Unit 4: Lesson#4

Science Fusion Unit 4: Lesson 4 Digital Lesson and Quiz


Additional Resources