Physical Science A SGI Lesson # 20 (11-7-2018)


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: (5 Minutes)

For today’s warm up explain this hilarious joke on the index card provided.

A proton, neutron, and electron went out to dinner one night.  After a luxurious meal, the waiter brought their checks to the proton and the electron.  The neutron was perplexed as to why the waiter didn’t bring him his check.  So, he summoned the waiter to the table and asked him about it.

The waiter explained to the neutron, “For you, there’s no charge!”


Teacher’s Note: 

Today we are going to practice utilizing Cornell Notes.

Template -> Cornell Notes (V2)


Topic # 1 – Solutions and Other Mixtures 

Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous Mixtures

PPT Link -> Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous



Suspensions, Solutions, and Colloids

PPT Link-> Pearson Chemistry – Solutions, Suspensions, and Colloids

PPT Link -> Practice Flashcards – Elements, Compounds, Solutions, Colloids, & Suspensions

Practice Quiz -> Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Quiz




PPT – > Presentation – Alloys Specifically

PPT-> Presentation – Metals_and_Alloys


Focus Study: Crude Oil, It’s Evolution, Uses, and Dangers

Video Links:

YouTube -> Crude Oil Fractions

Youtube – > How it’s Made: Crude Oil 




Supplementary Information:

Newslink-> What is PetCoke?


Activity Deliverable (Assignment):

In a brief one page typed paper, explain what crude oil is, how it is made, its pros and cons, and your stance on if you believe continuing to use crude oil for the foreseeable future is advisable.


Supplementary Materials for writing Activity

YouTube Link -> History of Crude Oil 

Information Source -> 12 Pros and Cons to Using Crude Oil

Information Source -> Alternative Fuels 


Topic # 2 – How Substances Dissolve


Topic #3 – Solubility and Concentration


Topic #4 – Acids, Bases, and pH


Topic #5 – Acids, Bases, and Salts in the Home


Topic #6 – Nuclear Fission and Fusion


Topic #7 – Nuclear Radiation Today


Ticket Out the Door: 

What was the most confusing concept in today’s lesson?



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