Physical Science Lesson Plan #15 (10-30-2019)


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:

No Warm Up today.




Task #1:

Before we can dive into the science  and trial prep of the Pourghafari case we need to get familiar with basic trial procedure. We are going to develop some Cornell Notes on trial procedure and prep. Don’t forget that law and science are very familiar in nature. This mock trial will build your writing skills, reasoning, and speech skills.

Video Clips -> MCV


Task #2: Mock Trial Procedure Practice (People v McGrew)

Once teams for prosecution and defense have been formed, I am going to hand out a form to each team. We will go over this form together. Each person will make their own copy. A copy of it is below as well in case you need to print another. This form will help each team prep for trial.

Template-> Team Roles and Assignments 


Task #3:

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



  • Get any past units caught up ! Do not let your work snowball!
  • Cornell Notes and reading for Unit 4. Be ready by Monday (11-4-2019)


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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