Physical Science A SGI Lesson #3 (9-5-2018)


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 – Build Session (40Minutes)

Review of Roles:

Downloadable PDF -> Template – Science Team Lab Roles


What You Should Have:

  • 1 AA Egland’s Best Large egg (Provided by Mr. Tyler)
  • Your group’s resource person should have brought materials.

If your Resource Person Forgets Your Materials:

Default Materials Provided:

  • 1 AA Egland’s Best Large egg (Provided by Mr. Tyler)
  • Copy Paper
  • Plastic Sandwich Bags
  • Rubber bands
  • Cardboard
  • Stirring Straws
  • Masking Tape
  • Rubber Finger Grips
  • Large Pastic Bag
  • Masking/Packing Tape (See Mr. Tyler)


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

Record Role Question – What easy to access resource can we use to document group efforts with photo or video?

Remember your egg needs to survive a 3 meter drop.


Test Results:

Several groups were ready to test their prototype egg delivery systems.

GROUP #1 (Unsuccessful)

(Peanut Butter Jar container with egg inside a bag surrounded by creamy peanut butter)

GROUP #2 (Successful)

(Egg in a sandwich bag, inside a Styrofoam cup, covered in cardboard, suspended in a box with rubber bands, and balloons added to increase drag)


GROUP # 6 (Successful)

(Egg wrapped in Saran wrap multiple times, surrounded by confetti and napkins in a 1 gallon freezer bag)



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!!! Call or e-mail immediately when you have a problem!!

Task #2 –


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

Task #3

To the Unit Work ! Let’s go over our unit homework from last time.

Unit 1 – Activity 1 Pgs. 1-3

Chapter 1 – Figure #3

Task #4

Unit 1 – Activity #2 – Pgs. 4-7

Figure #2 (think about the marshmallow challenge)

Task #5

Unit 1 – Activity 3 – Pgs. 8-11

Resource Link – > Lab Safety 

Task #6

Unit 1 – Activity 4 – Pgs. 12-13

Resource Link – Mythbusters Tackles Walking on Water 

Task #7

Unit 1 – Activity 5 – Pgs. 14-17

Recommended Video -> Different Types of Variables 

Task #8

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.

Groups be ready for experiment and lab report on 9/10/2018

Forms Handed Out Previously:

  • 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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