Physical Science B SGI Lesson #12 (2-15-2018)


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.



Task #1  –

Check in again with each group to see where they are with their mousetrap cars. If all is good we can do our lab on Tuesday February 20th.

Group #1 –

Group #2 –

Group #3-

Group #4 –


Task #2 –

We are going to keep hustling through some paperwork that needs to get done with this unit. This will be the main focus of today.


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. To see our work from today click HERE.


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.