Physical Science Lesson Plan #14 (10-28-2019)


Chemical Formulas





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


Behavioral Norms:

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


Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Physical Science A – Unit 4 (Mr. Tyler Version)

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

Link -> Interactive Periodic Table 

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Game -> Little Alchemy

Game -> Little Alchemy2


Warm Up: (10 Minutes)

Go to

Enter room “A89559b4”

Take the quiz. This quiz is about information from Unit 1. Let’s not forget information we have already learned.




Task #1: Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari Case Review & Cornell Note completion

Task Resources:

Template – > Cornell Notes (V2)

image-kazem-pourghafari(Click/Tap on Picture to open video links)

We are going to look over a case on a man named Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari. This man may or may not be involved in the death of a woman named Amanda Alley. Once we have gathered enough evidence on Kaz, in the summary portion of our Cornell notes you will decide, based on evidence, if you believe he was or was not involved.


Task #2: Mock Trial Practice

Task Resources:

I don’t want to make the mistake of assuming we all know basic trial procedure or argument. We are going to run through a basic mock trial case first. We should be done with this Wednesday.



Task #3:

Link -> Case Sign Up Sheet 

Once you have an idea for what role you wish to fulfill click on the link above and sign up! 🙂


Task #4:

Once teams for prosecution and defense have been formed, ONE member of each side will download this template to their google and share it to their team members. We will go through this form together. Make sure to share your forms with

Template-> Team Roles and Assignments 


Task #5:

I am going to hand out Physical Science Unit 4 along with more Cornell Note paper if you need it. Take it home and over the course of this week I want you to read through it and develop your cornell notes. We are going to use this unit to conduct the trial of Kazeem ourselves.


Task #6:

– Clean Up / Reorganize classroom (Start at 11:50)



  • Get any past units caught up ! Do not let your work snowball!
  • Start doing your Cornell Notes and reading for Unit 4.


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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