Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #4 (9-28-2017)


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:

  1. Qualitative, Quantitative observations and Inferences.
  2. Tools of Measurement
  3. Derived Units


Task #1 –


Let us go over the homework from last time and make sure everyone is good.


Task #2 –

Let’s work though calculating the total area of the robot below located on page. 46. It seems many people had a problem with this exercise.

Task #3 –

Converting units practice.

Frogger’s House Lab !


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.


Pages 1-30

Activities 11-17

If you have any work above is not completed it needs to be finished.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions