Welcome to Fourth Grade!!

Hello, my name is Mrs. Lisa Meikrantz.

I am blessed and excited to be a part of the MOG school community, and am happy to be teaching and working with the fourth graders as we all learn and grow together this year.  We are going to do many fun and exciting activities as we explore, experiment, collaborate and problem solve together.

Useful Links

Search Engines



Social Studies


Research Tools

Processes that Change the Earth’s Surface

These scenic places were not made by man. They were created by natural occurrences over many, many years. It is your job to find out how they were created and explain the processes involved to everyone.

To get started, watch this

Changes on the Earth’s Surface

You will research several processes that change the earth’s surface: the rock cycle, erosion, weathering, volcanoes, earthquakes, and glaciers. When you are done, you will pick one of these processes: erosion, weathering, volcanoes, earthquakes, or glaciers. You will explain how it changes the earth’s surface and what we can do to stay safe. Your final product will be to write a report, make a poster or brochure, write a story or create a comic book explaining this.

Visit these sites to learn about the rock cycle. Take notes on the parts of the rock cycle and what they do on the Rock Cycle graphic organizer.

The Rock Cycle

Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic Rocks (steps 1, 2 and 3)?

How Rocks Change

The Rock Cycle Diagram

Watch the BrainPop rock cycle video.

After visiting the sites, complete the following:

* Rock Cycle Vocabulary – match definitions to vocabulary words (check answer


* Color Code Rock Cycle – directions on worksheet (check answer sheet)

* The Rock Cycle diagram – directions on worksheet (check answer sheet)

* read Rock Cycle

* Rock Cycle pieces – cut out and glue onto construction paper in rock cycle order, name and no., turn in