Physical Science A SGI Lesson #5 (9-12-2018)


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 


Today we are going to make sure we are UNIT 1 READY!!!!


  1. Course Contract
  2. Lab Safety Rules Contract
  3. Unit 1 Whiteboard (See Mr. Tyler)
  4. Printed Lab Report
  5. Mars Lander Essay
  6. Unit 1 Homework (packet)
  7. Passing Test Results


Checklist Reference Materials

 Lab Report Write up 

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

Link -> Physical Science Lab Report Template 

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.

 Mars Lander vs Egg Drop 

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


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