Physical Science B – Lesson # 21 (4-6-2020)








  • Explain how magnets can be used to separate different metals.
  • Identify metals that respond to magnets.
  • Explain how engineers use properties of magnets in everyday applications.


Course Digital Resources:

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


Teacher’s Note: 

The name of the game now is wrapping up class. Unit 8 is done, 9 should be done, and Unit 10 just was announced this last Monday. Unit 9 and 10 work is listed below. I will be logging into the PhySci Google chat every M/W @ 10:30 if anyone needs anything. You are always welcome to message me when you need something though. Whether by Google Voice, Hangouts, or e-mail.


Google Meetups Invitation: · Up to 250 participants
Phone Numbers
PIN: ‪185 955 994#‬




Right now you need to do the following:

  1. Finish Unit 9 – Unit 9 – Mr. Tyler Version
  2. Share your Google Slideshow to if you have not already.

Project Resources:

PDF -> PDF – Electrical Careers Research Project

Project Specifics:

For this project you need to complete the following:

#1 – Google Slideshow with the following slides:

  • Title Slide (Name of Career and your name)
  • Hazards
  • Pay
  • How this job benefits society
  • Education required for position
  • Vacation time it allows
  • Duties the job entails
  • Hours of work
  • Work Environment



Based on what you know, you now need to tackle this engineering challenge…

Congratulations, you have just been hired by the recycling company to streamline their sorting process. And, by streamline a sorting process, I mean you have a room full of metal that you need to sort into valuable steel, and considerably less valuable aluminum. You will be paid based on how much steel you can remove from this room per day. Remember, truckloads of mixed scrap metal will arrive daily, so you must be able to separate it efficiently. What are some ways to separate the steel from the aluminum? Think about time and cost efficiency. For example, hiring manual labor will be slow and costly.

PDF -> Physical Science Unit 10 – Magnetism – Grand Challenge

Task Specifics:

Google Slideshow shared to

  • Introduction Slide
  • Description of the problem
  • Explanation of magnetism
  • Proposal of how to sort this mess effectively.
  • Pros/Cons to design
  • How are you going to address the cons?
  • How will your proposal consistently be a solution (Describe automatic sorting process, space and machinery needed etc)


Simple example (Template) We Developed in Class:


Next Generation Science Standards:

HS-PS2-5. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.


HS-PS3-1 Create a computational model to calculate the change in the energy of one component in a system when the change in energy of the other component(s) and energy flows in and out of the system are known.


HS-PS3-5. Develop and use a model of two objects interacting through electric or magnetic fields to illustrate the forces between objects and the changes in energy of the objects due to the interaction.

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