Physical Science A SGI Lesson #9 (9-26-2018)


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 



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: Vocabulary Resources

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 #2: Lab Focus

Lab #1 – Kinetic Energy Lab (Pg. 42 in unit)


Lab #2 – Cartesian Diver Lab (Pg. 58 in unit)

Lab #3 – Molecular Model Build (Handout)



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.



  • Finish the work remaining in Unit 2 by Monday 10-1-2018

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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