Physical Science A SGI Lesson # 23 (11-28-2018)


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)

What is supposed to be the humor in this cartoon? Why should the humor be concerning to people? Write your responses down, complete with your name, on the index card provided.




Today  is test day for Unit 5!!!! At this point your Unit 5 should be almost done and your essay on Nuclear power vs oil should also be complete and turned in. We will review and go over anything you wish before we test today. If you are on track and have submitted Units 1-4 to me already, rock on!, when you finish Unit 5 you are done with Physical Science A. The next time I will see you is January 7th, that is, if you need the 2nd half of Physical Science.


IF YOU ARE NOT ON TRACK, you will still be attending class until all your units are turned in. Your individual Independent Study Teachers will be made aware of who is completely done and who still needs to be attending until they are all caught up. The sooner you get your units done the faster you have your time back to focus on other work before the Winter Break. Don’t forget that staying in class on Wednesday’s from 12-1 for lunch for additional help has been and will continue to be an option.





Topic # 1 – Solutions and Other Mixtures (Review)

Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous Mixtures

PPT Link -> Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous



Suspensions, Solutions, and Colloids (Review)

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

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

Practice Quiz -> Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Quiz



Alloys: (Review)

PPT – > Presentation – Alloys Specifically

PPT-> Presentation – Metals_and_Alloys


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

Video Links:

YouTube -> Crude Oil Fractions

Youtube – > How it’s Made: Crude Oil 

YouTube -> Fossil Fuels: Pros and Cons




Supplementary Information:

Newslink-> What is PetCoke?

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 (New)

PPT – > Mixing and Dissolving


Topic #3 – Solubility and Concentration (New)

PPT -> Solubility and Concentration

Topic #4 – Acids, Bases, and pH (New)

PPT -> Acids & Bases

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

PPT -> PPT – Acids, Bases, & Salts


Topic #6 – Nuclear Fission and Fusion (Review)

PPT -> Fission and Fusion


Topic #7 – Nuclear Radiation Today

YouTube (7 min) -> Nuclear Energy | Nuclear Fission | Nuclear Fusion

YouTube (4 min) -> Nuclear Energy Explained: Risk or Opportunity

YouTube (2 Min) -> Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power 

PPT -> Industrial Uses of Radiation and Radioactive Material


Activity Deliverable (Assignment): (Check In)

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 as opposed to utilizing nuclear energy.


Ticket Out the Door: 

On a scale of 1-10 how ready do you feel for the Physical Science Unit 5 Exam?



Review for the Unit 5 test.


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Chemical Reaction Rates:

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


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