Physical Science A SGI Lesson # 19 (11-5-2018)


Chemical and Nuclear Reactions





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%.


Essential Question: 

What are the uses of chemical reactions in the real world?


Behavioral Norms:

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


Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Physical Science – Unit 3 Reading

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

Link -> Interactive Periodic Table 

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Warm Up: (10 Minutes)

Downloadable Form -> Scientific Current Event Form

News Link ->Science Current Event – Planet (11-5-2018)


Step # 1 Unit 4 Presentations by Groups (20 Minutes)

While groups present you will be filling out presentation peer review forms. A PDF copy is below.

PDF Form -> Presentation Peer Review Form


Group #1 – Compound Names & Formulas (Pgs. 191-196)

Group #1 Presentation Link


Group #2 – Organic and Biochemical Compounds (Pgs. 197 – 204)

Group #2 Presentation Link


Group #3 – Nature of Chemical Reactions (Pgs. 219 – 224)

Group #3 Presentation Link


Group #4 – Chemical Equations (Pgs. 225-229)

Group #4 Presentation Link


Group #5 – Reaction Types (Pgs. 230-237)

Group #5 Presentation Link


Group #6 Reaction Rates & Equilibrium (Pgs. 238-239)

Group #6 Presentation Link


Step #2 Unit 4 Quiz (20 Minutes)

Go to and enter room “A89559b4”.

Take the 40 question quiz there.


Step #3 (? Minutes)

Turn in Unit 4.

Pg.2 Helpful Video for #1 – > Calculating Molecular Formula from Empirical Formula. 


Step #4 (20 Minutes) 

Introduction to Unit 5! We are going to read over the information pages I have attached to the back of the unit and highlight important information and underline confusing.

Key Concepts in this Section:

#1 – Mixtures

#2 – Heterogenous Mixtures vs Homogeneous Mixtures

#3 – Nuclear Radiation Pros and Cons


Step #5

Unit 5 Unit Work


Ticket Out the Door: 

On the stick note provided. Write down what you thought the most confusing concept of Unit 4 was.



Finish your reading for Unit 5 and begin looking over the work.


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Chemical Reaction Rates:

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions