Physical Science SGI Group Lesson #13 (10-31-2017)


Periodic Table of Elements





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

In this unit students will develop and use models in addition to using mathematics and computational thinking. Specifically in the field of Patterns, Energy and Matter, and Types of Chemical Interactions. 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:

  • Atomic Theory


Behavioral Norms:

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




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



Teacher’s Note:

Due to the lack of follow through on several students I am now going to issue you the Unit 3 material at the beginning of class and collect certain work back from you before you leave so I can close out your units at a faster rate so that they can be counted in a timely manner.


Task #1 (Pgs. 1-3) (15 minutes)

We are going to learn about the following individuals:


John Dalton

J.J. Thompson

Ernest Rutherford

For each person we look at we are going to write down their Time Period, Scientific Experiment, and Proposed Theory/Model on the chart provided to you on Pg. 1 of your units.

Link (From Unit) -> Atomic Theory

Mr. Tyler’s Recommended Link -> The 2,400 Year Search for the Atom


Task #2 (Pg. 4-5) ( 10 minutes)

Atomic Mass and Mass Number

Link -> Atomic Number

Link -> Atomic Number #2


Task #3 (Pg. 6-7) (10 minutes)

Structure of an Atom

Video Link -> Structure of an Atom 

Task #4 (Pg. 8) (10 Minutes)

Video Link -> What is an Isotope? 

Task #5 (Pgs. 10-11) (10 minutes)

Review of Concepts


Task #6 (Pg. 15) (5 minutes)

Scientific notation


Task #7 (Pg. 16) (10 Minutes)

What is a Mole? No…. not the rodent.

PDF: PDF – The Mole

Video Link: Avagadro’s Number


Task #8 (Pg. 18) (5 Minutes)

Converting Grams to Moles




Task #9 (Pgs. 19-21) (15 Minutes)



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.



  • Read over the next chapter in your textbook.


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions