Physical Science A SGI Lesson # 21 (11-14-2018)


Chemical and 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%.


Essential Question: 

What are the uses of chemical reactions in the real world?


Behavioral Norms:

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


Course Digital Resources:

Link -> Physical Science – Unit 3 Reading

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

Link -> Interactive Periodic Table 

Link -> Online Stop Watch 

Warm Up: (5 Minutes)

Which set of elements are in the Noble Gases Group?

A. Hydrogren, Lithium, Sodium, Potassium

B. Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton

C. Copper, Silver, Gold, Zinc

D. Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine


Teacher’s Note: 

Today we are going to practice utilizing Cornell Notes.

Template -> Cornell Notes (V2)


Topic # 1 – Solutions and Other Mixtures (Review)

Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous Mixtures

PPT Link -> Heterogeneous vs Homogeneous



Suspensions, Solutions, and Colloids (Review)

PPT Link-> Pearson Chemistry – Solutions, Suspensions, and Colloids

PPT Link -> Practice Flashcards – Elements, Compounds, Solutions, Colloids, & Suspensions

Practice Quiz -> Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Quiz



Alloys: (New!)

PPT – > Presentation – Alloys Specifically

PPT-> Presentation – Metals_and_Alloys


Focus Study: Crude Oil, It’s Evolution, Uses, and Dangers (New!)

Video Links:

YouTube -> Crude Oil Fractions

Youtube – > How it’s Made: Crude Oil 

YouTube -> Fossil Fuels: Pros and Cons




Supplementary Information:

Newslink-> What is PetCoke?

Supplementary Materials for writing Activity

YouTube Link -> History of Crude Oil 

Information Source -> 12 Pros and Cons to Using Crude Oil

Information Source -> Alternative Fuels 


Topic # 2 – How Substances Dissolve

PPT – > Mixing and Dissolving


Topic #3 – Solubility and Concentration

PPT -> Solubility and Concentration

Topic #4 – Acids, Bases, and pH

PPT -> Acids & Bases

Topic #5 – Acids, Bases, and Salts in the Home

PPT -> PPT – Acids, Bases, & Salts


Topic #6 – Nuclear Fission and Fusion

PPT -> Fission and Fusion


Topic #7 – Nuclear Radiation Today

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 ->

PPT -> Industrial Uses of Radiation and Radioactive Material


Activity Deliverable (Assignment):

In a brief one page typed paper, explain what crude oil is, how it is made, its pros and cons, and your stance on if you believe continuing to use crude oil for the foreseeable future is advisable as opposed to utilizing nuclear energy.


Ticket Out the Door: 

What was the most confusing concept in today’s lesson?



Finish your reading for Unit 5 and begin looking over the work.


Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:

Chemical Reaction Rates:

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions