Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #9 (10-17-2017)


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 -> The Atom Explained 



Video Link -> Molecules Explained 


Video link -> Compounds Explained


Video Link V1-> Mixtures vs Compounds

Video Link V2 -> Mixtures vs Compounds

Calculating Concentration


Task #1: Independent Work with Teacher Intervention (40 minutes)

I am concerned about students falling behind as we move forward with Unit 2. I want to spend the beginning of this class agenda with getting all students caught up to speed. I will have you meet in groups of four while I pull students back one by one for academic conferences.

Link -> Tyler – SGI – Physical Science –  Work Received Log 

Task #2 (Groups – 30 minutes)

Experiment set up and test. 15 minute planning time and 15 minute experiment time.


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 must be complete if not already by next visit.
  • Unit 1 students will need to finish the unit 2 handouts before next session.


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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