Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:
In this unit students will develop and use models in addition to using mathematics and computational thinking. Specifically in the field of Patterns, Energy and Matter, and Types of Chemical Interactions. The goal is for a student average of 85%.
Students will be able to better explain the following by the end of the lesson today:
- Structure and Properties of Matter
- Chemical Reactions
- Types of Interaction
- Learn from mistakes
- Personal electronics only when appropriate
Course Digital Resources:
Link -> Interactive Periodic Table
Link -> Online Stop Watch
Game -> Little Alchemy
Game -> Little Alchemy2
Warm Up: (10 Minutes)
Go to socrative.com
Enter room “A89559b4”
Take the quiz. This quiz is about information from Unit 1. Let’s not forget information we have already learned.
Step #1 – Get Ready (1 Minute)
Break out Unit 4!
Step #2 – Reading (8 Minutes)
Each group has a specific assignment regarding reading of the informational text.
While you read highlight important information and underline confusing.
Group #1 – Compound Names & Formulas (Pgs. 191-196)
Group #2 – Organic and Biochemical Compounds (Pgs. 197 – 204)
Group #3 – Nature of Chemical Reactions (Pgs. 219 – 224)
Group #4 – Chemical Equations (Pgs. 225-229)
Group #5 – Reaction Types (Pgs. 230-237)
Group #6 Reaction Rates & Equilibrium (Pgs. 238-239)
Step #3- Role Assignments (3 Minutes)
Now that each group has read their piece you need to decide who is fulfilling which role
Step #4 – Google Slideshow Creation (3 minutes)
As a team create a Google slideshow and share it with your team members. The title slide should be the name of the section your group is responsible for and have the team members names on it.
Step #5 – Adding Content to Google Slideshow (20 Minutes)
Each person on each team will be responsible for presenting the slide or slides they have created. Each person must have 1 slide minimum. Graphics need to be added to make the information more accessible.
Template/Example -> Physical Science – Unit 4 – Group Presentation Template
Step #6 – Group presentations (20 Minutes)
Each group will present their section of information.
- OralPresentationRubric (Self Assessment – Teacher Assessment)
- Each student observing the presentation will have an index card with the following information.
- Group #, 2 things you observed they did well, 2 things to improve upon.
Step #7 – Unit Work ( 20 Minutes)
Groups will use the handouts they have now from the group presentations and begin working on the unit 4 material itself.
Step #7 – Clean Up / Reorganize classroom (Start at 11:50)
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
Science and Engineering Practices:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions