Physical Science B SGI Lesson #16 (3-1-2018)


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: (5 Minutes)


Task #1  – (40 Minutes)

Today is the day! Each team has built a mousetrap car. Each team has test driven their cars and then taken them home to make modifications to them. This is our day to run our final experiment and do our write up. Each team member has a fresh copy of their mousetrap data chart and directions on how to do their write up after the final experiments have been run.

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

Car Testing Experiment – 20 Minutes

Lab Write Up – 20 Minutes

Group #1 (Test Run: 2-22-2018)

Group #2 (Test Run: 2-22-2018)

Group #3 (Test Run: 2-22-2018)

Group #4 (Test Run: 2-22-2018)

Task #2 – Reintroduction to Sound Waves (D.O.K. 1 – Who?What?Etc) (20 Minutes)

Downloadable Notes Link -> Notes – Introduction to Sound Waves


Task #3 – Reintroduction to Sound Waves (D.O.K. 2 – Application of Knowledge – How is it used?) (20 Minutes) Quiz – We are now going to go to and take a quiz using our new note sheet.  Room – “A89559b4”


Task #4 – Reintroduction to Sound Waves (D.O.K. 3 –  Strategic Thinking – Why/How is it used?)

Now that you have gone over the introduction notes on sound and taken a comprehension quiz on the information you and your group will be designing an experiment to prove the existence/behavior of a sound wave. Since it has been awhile since we have talked about how to set up an experiment I want us to do a quick reminder activity. I will have a physical copy of the PDF file below to give to you.

PDF -> experimental design examples worksheet

.doc -> Setting up a Scientific Experiment – Template


Task #5 – Reintroduction to Sound Waves (D.O.K. 4 – Extended Thinking – What impact/Influence?)

What are three reasons why humanity should study waves?



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.