Physical Science A SGI Lesson #7 (9-19-2018)


Elements & Matter!



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

In this unit students will investigate materials that surround us and the properties that make them suitable for usage in. Success will be measured utilizing two labs and an exam. The goal is for a student average of 85%.


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

  • The difference between atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, and mixtures.
  • What a periodic table is and how to utilize it.

Life Connection:

Students can use this information when solving problems in their lives. How so? Let’s find out!

Behavioral Norms:

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


Matter, element, atom, molecule, compound, pure substance, mixture

Review Game Link -> Mr. Tyler’s Unit 2 – Vocab Review

Alternate Presentation -> Elements-compounds-mixtures Presentation


Course Digital Resources:

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

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Recap from Last Lesson:

  1. Qualitative, Quantitative observations and Inferences.
  2. Tools of Measurement
  3. Derived Units



Unit 1 was due on Wednesday last week (September 12th, 2018). It is now officially late. Refer to the Unit 1 check list below to make sure all components are present and in the correct order:

Unit 1 Checklist:

  1. – Course Contract (Signed in Black Pen)
  2. – Unit 1 Whiteboard (Get from Mr. Tyler)
  3. – Lab Safety Rules (Signed)
  4. – Egg Drop Lab Report
  5. – Essay on Mars Rover
  6. – Unit 1 Homework packet
  7. – Test Results (2nd Attempt – Get from Mr. Tyler)


Teacher’s Note: 

Each Wednesday I am now going to offer additional time to students who need to get caught up with their science work. I am going to stay in the classroom from 12-1 if you are behind and need help to complete your work.


Task #1: Homework Quiz –  (10 Minutes)

Step 1 – Click on this link -> Socrative Portal 

Step 2 – Enter room number -> “A89559b4”

Step 3 – This is a 20 question quiz. Plan your time accordingly. You have 10 minutes to complete.


Task #2: Vocabulary Flash Cards Review (5 Minutes)

New Vocab Terms:

Matter, Element, Atom, Molecule, Compound, Pure Substance, Mixture

Each student will receive seven index cards. You will write the term on one side and definition on the other.


Task #3: Vocabulary Review and Practice Game (30 Minutes)

Alternate Presentation -> Elements-compounds-mixtures Presentation

Review Game Link -> Mr. Tyler’s Unit 2 – Vocab Review

Review Jeopardy Game – Atoms, Elements, Molecules, and Compounds

Worksheet Practice -> E-C-or-M- (1) HW (1)


Task #4: Visual Learners Venn Diagrams (2-3 minutes)

Task #5: What is wrong with the following students Venn Diagram? (5 minutes)






Task #6: Student Designed Venn Diagrams (8 minutes)

Now that you have seen what can go wrong with a Venn Diagram. You are going to design your own to show the true relationship between these categories. I will provide you the card stock to complete this assignment.


Task #7: Introduction to the Periodic Table (? Minutes)

Now I am going to give you your own copy of a Periodic Table and go through a ppt with you on what exactly the Periodic table is.

PPT -> periodic_table

Supplementary Game -> Periodic Table Game

Supplementary Video -> The Periodic Table Crash Course  

Interactive Periodic Table -> Interactive Periodic Table

PDF -> Worksheet – Introduction to Periodic Table


Task #8: Student Developed Venn Diagram ( 8 minutes)



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.



  • Unit 1 revisions if you need to. That unit needs to get in promptly so it can be given to your teachers.
  • Periodic Table Supplementary Reading
  • Unit 2 Pg 1-4 handout
  • Look over the Periodic Table that was handed out.

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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