Physical Science Lesson Plan #24 (12-9-2019)


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%.



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 5 (Mr. Tyler Version 2)

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:  Kazem “Kaz” Pourghafari Mock Trial !!!!!!

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

Unit 4 – Mock Trial Run Today! / Close out Unit 4 for the class !


Trial Resources:

Team Sign Up Sheet -> Kazem Prosecution/Defense Teams

Prezi -> Was it Murder? A Critical Analysis of Amanda Alley Fire

Case Breakdown -> Was it Murder – Analysis of Amanda Alley Fire


Task #2: Unit 5 Prep – Nuclear Fission and Fusion 

Unit 5 is focused on Nuclear Power. We are going to go over this topic today and next class session. Unit 5 is due December 11th, 2019 @ 10:30.

YouTube -> Nuclear Energy Explained

PPT -> Fission and Fusion

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


UNIT 5 Project: (Due: 12-11-2019)

Physical Science A – Unit 5 (Mr. Tyler Version 2)



  • Get any past units caught up ! Do not let your work snowball!
  • Cornell Notes and reading for Unit 4 should be done.
  • You should get started on the Unit 5 Project.


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Science and Engineering Practices:

Developing and Using Models

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions