Physical Science Lesson Plan #16 (11-4-2019)


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:

Go to

Enter room “A89559b4”

This is a unit 4 quiz. You are allowed to use your Cornell notes on it. You have 15 minutes to complete this warm up. Start and stop times will be on the whiteboard.




Task #1: (Trial Procedure Recap/Expert Witness Intro)

We are going to discuss trial procedure again quickly and introduce the concept of expert witnesses.

Video Clips -> MCV


Task #2: Unit 4 Work

Lets start going over the unit 4 work together.


Task #4: Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari Mock Trial Prep

Task Resources:

Template – > Cornell Notes (V2)

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

We are going to be conducting a mock trial on the case regarding a man named Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari. This man may or may not be involved in the death of a woman named Amanda Alley. We are going to be using our notes from unit 4 and trial procedure to conduct this mock trial.



  • Get any past units caught up ! Do not let your work snowball!
  • Cornell Notes and reading for Unit 4 should be done as of today.


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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