Physical Science B SGI Lesson #10 (2-8-2018)


Introduction to Physical Science B!



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

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


Students will be able to effectively communicate how Work, Power, and Energy operate and are functionally different.

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:

  • Definition of Energy
  • Conservation of Energy and Energy transfer
  • Relationship between Energy and Forces
  • Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems

Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Online StopWatch

Link -> Mr. Tyler – Physical Science B Work Received Log (Spring 2018)

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

Warm Up: 

No warm up today. Form up your groups!




Task #1  – (Group Form Ups – Car Build!) 

Today will be the only real time you will be able to build your cars. You will be working in your groups the full time. Last time in your groups you began your scientific journals, you agreed on a singular concept of your car, a parts list, and determined who would be bringing each part. Today we are putting that prep work to use. Below are photos & videos I took of each group working on putting their mousetrap cars together.

GROUP #1 – Zoey, Chris, Nayeli, Angelique

GROUP #2 – Phillip Wilson, Hollary Keo

GROUP #3- Eddie,Leslie, Nancy

GROUP #4 – Gladys, Ashley, Malcolm, Alicia


Ticket Out the Door:

Sticky note question

“What has been going well in your build so far? What could be improved?”



Review what we went over today. Begin thinking about how your team wants to assemble your cars.


Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-PS 3-1

Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other components and energy flows in and out of the system are known.

HS-PS 3-3

Design, build and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy to another form of energy.


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