Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #2 (9-21-2017)



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 

Recap from Last Lesson:

Group results of experiment from last meeting:

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 results.


Task #1

Contracts to sign !

When you come in today you will see that we will take care of our course contracts. Please write your name and your teacher’s name at the top. Then sign the bottom. DO NOT write in the “grade” box. If you need to print and fill out a contract you can do so from the link below.

Downloadable File ->

Physical Science – Course Contract


Task #2

We are going to pick up where we left off diving into our first topic and utilizing 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 #3

To the Unit Work !!!

Unit 1 – Activity 1 Pgs. 1-3

Chapter 1 – Figure #3


Task #4

Unit 1 – Activity #2 – Pgs. 4-7

Figure #2


Task #5

Unit 1 – Activity 3 – Pgs. 8-11

Resource Link – > Lab Safety 



Task #6

Unit 1 – Activity 4 – Pgs. 12-13

Resource Link – Mythbusters Tackles Walking on Water 


Task #7

Unit 1 – Activity 5 – Pgs. 14-17

Recommended Video -> Different Types of Variables 


Task #8

Unit 1 – Activity 6 – Pgs. 18-19

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

Recommended Video -> Scientific Theory vs Scientific Law


Task #9

Hypothesis & Independent vs Dependent Variables

Unit 1 – Activity 7 – Pgs. 24-25


Task #10

Qualitative vs Quantitative Analysis

Unit 1 – Activity 8 – Pgs. 26-27


Task #11

Marble Lab

Unit 1 – Activity 9 – Pgs. 28-29


Task #12

Fingerprinting Lab

Time Depending


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.


Complete pages 1 – 18

Skip pages 19-24

Complete pages 25-30

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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