Physical Science B SGI Lesson #4 (1-18-2018)


Introduction to Physical Science B!



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

Students will attain an 80% passage rate in 3 of 4 trials


How Physics relates to the world around us.

Life Connection:

Students will answer this question before leaving class today.

Behavioral Norms:

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

Key Concepts:

Patterns, Cause and Effect, System and System Models

Course Digital Resources:

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

Warm Up:

What do you know about Physics?

Game Rules:

Objective: On the paper provided write down as much as you know about Physics.

Time Limit: 3 Minutes

Scoring: 1 Point per true statement


Today’s Winner: Zoey !



Task #1 – (Review)

Prompt: How do you think physics relates to your world? What do you think the job of a physicist includes?


Task #2 – (Balloon Car Race)

Teams will construct their cars if they have not done so already. I will provide basic kits for making cars.

Balloon Car Race Example:

YouTube Link -> Balloon Car Race

Balloon Car Examples:


The Cars Designed for Today by the students:

Top Two Designs!



Today’s class ended up being about designing the cars, redesigning the cars, and determining how to fix problems. This ended up taking up the entire class. Next class we will be getting back into the unit.


Ticket Out the Door:

Sticky note questions

#1 – What is the number one thing you learned today?

#2 – What was the most confusing thing you did today?



Review what we went over today.


Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-PS 21 Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and it acceleration.


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