Physical Science A SGI Lesson #4 (9-10-2018)


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 – Testing Session (10 Minutes)

Test Results:

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)



Task #1 – Lab Report Write up (40 Minutes)

Login to your Chromebook and make yourself a copy of the google doc template below:

Link -> Physical Science Lab Report Template 


Task #2 – Unit #1 Test (30 Minutes)

Step 1 – Click on this link -> Socrative Physical Science Unit #1 Exam

Step 2 – Enter room number -> “A89559b4”

Step 3 – This is a 40 question exam. Plan your time accordingly. You have 30 minutes to complete.


Task #3 – Homework Prep (10 Minutes) Mars Rover vs Egg Drop 

Mars rover curiosity makes safe landing on red planet

Image result for Mars rover landing

We have talked in class about how the Mars Rover Landing Mission was like our Egg Drop Experiment. Now we are going to do some research on it!

Video Links:

Video Link on Mars Curiosity Rover Landing -> Youtube

Video Link of what Mars Rover has Discovered -> Youtube


Homework: (Due by: 9-12-2018)

Mars Rover Landing Comparison Essay

You are to write a 5 paragraph essay by Wednesday 9-12-2018 comparing the Mars Rover Landing to the Egg drop experiment we did.

Recommended Formatting:

Paragraph 1 – Introduction to the Mars Rover Landing.

Paragraph 2 – Background information on the Mars Landing.

Paragraph 3 – How is the lander experiment similar to the egg drop?

Paragraph 4 – How is the lander experiment different from the egg drop?

Paragraph 5 – What is the important take away from these experiments?


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions