Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #1 (9-19-2017)



Introduction to Science



Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will plan and carry out investigations which utilize models  in order to explain the interactions between non-living objects with 85% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.


Students will be able explain the following by the end of the  lesson today:

  • Branches of science.
  • Difference between scientific laws and scientific theories.
  • Lab Safety
  • Setting up an experiment

Life Connection:

Students can use this information when solving problems in their lives.

Behavioral Norms:

  • Learn from mistakes
  • Tolerance
  • Participate
  • Personal electronics only when appropriate


Conduct, Science, Technology, Law, Theory, Critical Thinking, Scientific Method, Observation, Bias, Variables (Independent & Dependent), Hypothesis.

Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Mr. Tyler’s Physical Science Digital Resources

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Warm Up:

Science classes tend to be boring. We are going to kick our class off with an experiment! Plus ! This particular experiment may be one you are familiar with so you can try a new tactic with it.

Downloadable PDF -> Paper Tower Challenge

Group results of experiment:


Task #1 –

Fill out the Mr. Tyler’s Student Survey on paper.

Career Interest Survey Results:

Utilizing I made a word picture. The bigger the word the more often it came up in the career interest survey.


Task #2 –

Introduction to


Task #3 –

Science Pre-test

We are going to take a Pre-test on what you know about Science already. I want you to try your best because the results of this test will show me where our real starting point is.


Task #4 –

Introduction to Cornell Notes.


Example from a History Class:

Printable Version:

Printable – Cornell Note Template


Task #5

We are now going to dive into our first topic and utilize Cornell notes to break it down. The notes we are going to go over now can be downloaded below.

Downloadable File -> Notes – Chapter 1 – Introduction to Science


Task #6

To the Unit Work !!!

Unit 1 – Activity 1 Pgs. 1-3

Chapter 1 – Figure #3


Task #7

Unit 1 – Activity #2 – Pgs. 4-7

Figure #2


Task #8

Unit 1 – Activity 3 – Pgs. 8-11

Resource Link – > Lab Safety 



Task #9

Unit 1 – Activity 4 – Pgs. 12-13

Resource Link – Mythbusters Tackles Walking on Water 


Task #10

Unit 1 – Activity 5 – Pgs. 14-17

Recommended Video -> Different Types of Variables 


Task #11

Unit 1 – Activity 6 – Pgs. 18-19

In this task we will be practicing the difference between theory and law.


Ticket Out the Door:

At the end of today’s lesson I will be passing out Post-It notes. On the Post-It note you receive write down the most interesting thing you learned today  and the most confusing thing you heard and put it on the inside of the classroom door as you leave today.


Review your vocabulary notes and Cornell Notes.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


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