Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #8 (10-12-2017)


Elements & Matter!





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

In this unit students will investigate materials that surround us and the properties that make them suitable for usage in. Success will be measured utilizing two labs and an exam. The goal is for a student average of 85%.



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

  • The difference between atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, and mixtures.
  • What a periodic table is and how to utilize it.


Life Connection:

Students can use this information when solving problems in their lives. How so? Let’s find out!


Behavioral Norms:

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



1st Set: Matter, element, atom, molecule, compound, pure substance, mixture

2nd Set: Solution, Solute, Miscible, Homogenous, Heterogenous, Solvent, Concentration


Course Digital Resources:

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

Link -> Interactive Periodic Table 

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Game -> Little Alchemy

Game -> Little Alchemy2


Recap from Lesson:

Video Link -> Crash Course Chemistry – Periodic Table 


Warm Up:

Quick Quiz on Vocabulary

Teacher’s Note:

Based on the ticket out the door results from our last class I believe we need to revisit atoms, elements, molecules, etc. Today’s lesson will be focused on these things.


Task #1 – Atoms


Atom Size: .1 to .5 nanometers (100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair)

Video Link -> The Atom Explained 


Task #2 – Elements

Video Link -> Top 10 Strangest Elements

Activity -> Atomic Investigation Worksheet

Task #3 – Molecules

Video Link -> Molecules Explained 


Task #4 – Compounds

Video link -> Compounds Explained


Task #5 – Mixtures

Video Link V1-> Mixtures vs Compounds

Video Link V2 -> Mixtures vs Compounds


Task #6 – Calculating Concentration

Task #7: Independent Work with Teacher Support Time

Turn in the homework from last time. Unit 2 Pgs 1-4.

Unit Activities 3,4,5


Task #8: Student Developed Venn Diagram ( 8 minutes) – Finish

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.



  • Unit 1 revisions if you need to. That unit needs to get in promptly so it can be given to your teachers.


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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