Physical Science B SGI Lesson #15 (2-27-2018)


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: 


Take a look at this liquid transport truck. If that were one large compartment then the liquid sloshing back and forth would wreak havoc for the driver. Why do you think it would? How do you think engineers solved the problem?



Task #1  –

Group Check In on Mousetrap car status

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


Task #2 –

We are now going to continue working on unit 8 today!


Ticket Out the Door:

Sticky note question

“Is your team ready for Thursday? What problems are you anticipating?”



Review what we went over today. Click HERE to be take to the Unit 8 class notes.


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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