Q3W1 (1/9 – 1/13)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath/Science
Grade Level4
Week #1
Unit of InstructionFraction Equivalence and Comparison/ Energy and Motion
Standard(s) Taught

MATH:     MA.4.1.3     MA.4.1.4

  • Identify and generate equivalent fractions, including fractions greater than one. Describe how the numerator and denominator are affected when the equivalent fraction is created.
  • Plot, order, and compare fractions, including mixed numbers and fractions greater than one, with different numerators and different denominators.

SCIENCE:     SC.4. P. 10.1        SC.4. P.10.2

  • Observe and describe some basic forms of energy including light, heat, sound, electrical, and energy of motion (mechanical).
  • Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.


Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Draw a model of equivalent fractions
  • Use multiplication and division to find equivalent fractions
  • Compare two fractions using benchmarks
  • Compare fractions that have the same numerators or the same denominators
  • Review how light travels in a straight path until interrupted by an object.
  • Review how light passes through other objects (transparent, translucent, opaque).
  • Review how light reflects, bends, or absorbs.
  • Identify these forms of energy in their life and in the natural world.
  • Compare and contrast these types of energy
  • Investigate and describe how energy can cause motion (e.g., moving water can turn a water wheel to make hydropower, wind can move sand across the beach or sail a model boat, solar energy can power a model car).
  • Investigate and describe how energy can create change in matter (e.g., heat energy can melt ice, moving water can make rocks smooth, light can keep food warm).
  • Explain the relationship between energy and motion.
Classroom Activities

Math Book:

 Lesson 6.3 “Generate Equivalent Fractions by Dividing” pp. 309-314                                             Lesson 6.4 “Compare Fractions Using Benchmarks” pp. 315-320                                                   Lesson 6.5 “Compare Fractions”  pp. 321-326                                                                                 Review Chapter 6, pp. 327-332                                                                                                         Chapter 6 Test

CPalms videos:

  • Energy Part 2- “Heat”
  • Energy Part 3- “Sound”     Elevate Science Textbook Guided Reading pp. 182-183 with questions.
  • Energy Part 4- “Electricity” 
  • Energy Part 5- “Mechanical”
  • Video:  “Forms of Energy”

Investigations:    Ping Pong Speed Machine

                           How Does Changing the Starting Height of a Pendulum Affect the Motion?

















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