Physical Science B SGI Lesson #14 (2-22-2018)


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 practice utilizing mathematics, computational thinking, evidence based argument, and obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

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:

  • Cause and Effect
  • Systems and System Models
  • Stability & Change

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: 

New in the News! Science Update!

News Link -> Boston Dynamics Spotmini Unveils New Trick!


  1. What is the main idea in this article?
  2. What effect will this information/discovery have on mankind?  How does it make me feel?



Task #1  –

TEST CAR LAUNCH DAY!!!! Each group will be testing their car designs today!! Each group will receive their paper work to test their vehicles.

.doc Downloadable Link -> Physical Science – Mousetrap Car Data

Group #1 –

Group #2 –

Group #3-

Group #4 –


Task #2 –

We are now going to dive into unit 8 today! This will be an introduction to waves!


Ticket Out the Door:

Sticky note question

“What is something that can be improved upon on your car to enhance its performance?”



Review what we went over today.


Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-PS 2-6 Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.

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.

HS-PS 4-1 Use mathematical representations to support a claim regarding relationships among the frequency, wavelength, and speed of waves traveling in various media.


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