Physical Science A SGI Lesson #2 (8-29-2018)


Introduction to Science





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

Students will plan and carry out investigations which utilize models  in order to explain the interactions between non-living objects with 85% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.


Learning Target(s):

Students will be able explain the following by the end of the  lesson today:

  • Branches of science.
  • Difference between scientific laws and scientific theories.
  • Lab Safety
  • Setting up an experiment


Life Connection:

Students will decide on what to write here before they leave today.


Behavioral Norms:

  • Learn from mistakes
  • Tolerance
  • Participate
  • Personal electronics only when appropriate



Conduct, Science, Technology, Law, Theory, Critical Thinking, Scientific Method, Observation, Bias, Variables (Independent & Dependent), Hypothesis.


Course Digital Resources:

Downloadable PDF -> Mr. Tyler – Physical Science Syllabus

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

Link -> Online Stop Watch 


Engineering Warm Up: Egg Drop Lab (20 Minutes)

Review of Roles:

Downloadable PDF -> Template – Science Team Lab Roles


  • 1 AA Egland’s Best Large egg (Provided by Mr. Tyler)
  • Your group will have free reign over materials.


Downloadable Directions -> Mr. Tyler Physical Science Lab – Project Egg Drop Instructions


Engineering Warm Up Debrief: 

As a team discuss how well did each team member do in their role? Where can improvements be made? Each team be ready to share out 1 thing you are proud of your team for doing well during this lab prep time.



Task #1 –

Reminder about


Task #3 –

Science Pre-test Breakdown

Each team is going to go over the results of their science pretest. As a team look at your results and as a team decide. What scientific skills is your team best at? What is it weakest at?

Downloadable PDF -> Mr. Tyler’s Physical Science PreTest

Downloadable PDF -> Mr. Tyler’s Physical Science PreTest – With Answer Key


Task #4 –

Introduction to Cornell Notes.


Example from a History Class:

Printable Version:

Printable – Cornell Note Template


Task #5

We are now going to dive into our first topic and utilize Cornell notes to break it down. The notes we are going to go over now can be downloaded below.

Downloadable File -> Notes – Chapter 1 – Introduction to Science


Task #6

To the Unit Work !!!

Unit 1 – Activity 1 Pgs. 1-3

Chapter 1 – Figure #3


Task #7

Unit 1 – Activity #2 – Pgs. 4-7

Figure #2 (think about the marshmallow challenge)


Task #8

Unit 1 – Activity 3 – Pgs. 8-11

Resource Link – > Lab Safety 



Task #9

Unit 1 – Activity 4 – Pgs. 12-13

Resource Link – Mythbusters Tackles Walking on Water 


Task #10

Unit 1 – Activity 5 – Pgs. 14-17

Recommended Video -> Different Types of Variables 


Task #11

Unit 1 – Activity 6 – Pgs. 18-19

In this task we will be practicing the difference between theory and law.


Ticket Out the Door:

At the end of today’s lesson I will be passing out Post-It notes. On the Post-It note you receive write down the most interesting thing you learned today  and the most confusing thing you heard and put it on the inside of the classroom door as you leave today.



Review your vocabulary notes and Cornell Notes.

Make sure you obtain your Chromebook login before our next class.

Make sure you complete your Unit 1 homework.

Resource People – Make sure to bring resources for egg drop build on 9/5/2018!


Forms Handed Out Today:

  • Attendance Policy
  • Course Contract
  • Syllabus
  • Unit 1 Notes
  • Unit 1 Homework


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


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