If you have missed lab(s), you need to get in and make them up during SRB!!!!Physical Science Lesson Plans
Day
Objectives
Standards
Assignment
Aug. 23


Fall Fling
Aug. 24/25
Get to know you

Class Guidelines

Keynote Tutorial
Intro Keynote
Aug.26/29
1. Recognize lab safety protocols

Lab Safety Project
Aug. 30/31


Work day for Lab Safety Project
Sept. 1/2
  1. Prep for standard measurements.

Present Lab Safety Project

Intro to Blackboard Learn

Launch Lab
Sept. 6/7
  1. Name the prefixes used in SI and indicate what multiples of ten each one represents
  2. Identify SI units and symbols for length, volume, mass, density, time, and temperature
  3. Convert related SI units

Nature of Science
Sept. 8/9
  1. Identify the steps scientists often use to solve problems
  2. Describe why scientists use variables
  3. Compare and contrast science and technology

read Laws and Theories and Science and Technology

notes and vocab for Methods of Science

Scientific Method Webquest
Sept. 12/13


Webquest work day
Sept. 15/16


Finish Webquest lab activity
Reading, Notes and vocab for Standards of Measurement and Charts and Graphs
Sept. 19/20
  1. Use a balance scale properly
  2. Measure length and mass using appropriate tools.

Nature of Science Lab activities
Sept. 21/22
  1. Finish Lab and upload to BBL
  2. Review for test



Sept. 23
Homecoming

Test over Nature of Science on Monday/Tuesday!!!
Sept. 26/27
  1. Nature of Science Test

Nature of Science Test
Post test activity
Reading Assignment for Composition of Matter (Classification of Matter on BBL content)
notes and vocab for Composition of Matter
Sept. 28/29
  1. Define substances and mixtures
  2. Identify elements and compounds
  3. Compare and contrast solutions, colloids, and suspensions

Identifying Matter Lab
Reading Assignment for Properties of Matter
notes and vocab for Properties of Matter
Sept. 30/Oct.
  1. Differentiate solids, liquids, and gases
  2. Prepare and present arguments based on determinations of good vs. bad classificationsIdentify substances using physical properties

Matter webquest
Oct. 4/5


Journal
Work Time for Matter webquest
Turn in Review sheet and quiz
Oct. 6/7


Journal
Work Time for Matter webquest
Oct. 11/12
  1. Explain the kinetic theory of matter
  2. Describe particle movement in the four states of matter
  3. Explain particle behavior at the melting and boiling points

Presentations
Reading Assignment for Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes, notes and vocab (all on Blackboard Learn)
Oct. 13/14
  1. Explain particle behavior at the melting and boiling points

Recognizing Phase Changes Lab
Oct. 17/18
  1. compare and contrast physical and chemical changes
  2. identify chemical changes
  3. Determine how the law of conservation of mass applies to chemical changes
9-12.P.1.5. Students are able to distinguish among chemical, physical, and nuclear changes.
Recognizing Physical and Chemical Changes Lab
Oct. 19/20
  1. Explain Archimedes' principle
  2. Explain Pascal's principle
  3. Explain Bernoulli's principle and explain how we use it.

Finish Lab

Reading Assignment and Notes and vocab for Properties of Fluids (Blackboard Learn)
Oct. 21/24
  1. Explain Archimedes' principle
  2. Explain Pascal's principle
  3. Explain Bernoulli's principle and explain how we use it.

Review Notes
Pressure problems
Oct. 25/26


Paper Airplane Lab (not wet)

Reading Assignment and Notes and vocab for Behavior of Gases (Blackboard Learn)
Oct. 27/28
  1. Explain how a gas exerts pressure on its container
  2. Explain how a gas is affected when pressure, temperature, or volume is changed
  3. Utilize the gas laws to solve pressure problems

Review Notes

Charles's Law example
example problem
Oct. 31/Nov. 1


Review
Nov. 2/3


Classification of Matter Test
Nov. 4/7


Periodic Table Project
Research Paper rough draft
Nov. 8/9
  1. Identify subatomic particles
  2. Explain how electrons are arranged in an atom
  3. Compute the atomic mass and mass number of an atom
  4. Identify isotopes
9-12.P.1.1. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to determine the atomic structure of elements, valence number, family relationships, and regions (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids).
Notes and vocab

Paper Due
Nov. 10/14
Nov. 15/16/17
  1. Practice with Bohr models
  2. Practice with parts of an atom
  3. Introduce the periodic table
9-12.P.1.1. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to determine the atomic structure of elements, valence number, family relationships, and regions (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids).

Periodic Table Entry Due

Nov. 18/21
  1. Recognize contributions of Lavoisier and Mendeleev to the development of periodic table
  2. Differentiate groups and periods
  3. Identify and locate representative metals and nonmetals on the periodic table
9-12.P.1.1. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to determine the atomic structure of elements, valence number, family relationships, and regions (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids).
Fill in blank periodic table with name, symbol, atomic number, and mass number of representative elements and shade appropriate color
Nov. 22/23
  1. Identify and locate representative metalloids on the periodic table
  2. Compare and contrast representative A groups of the periodic table
  3. Apply concepts of periodic arrangement
9-12.P.1.1. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to determine the atomic structure of elements, valence number, family relationships, and regions (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids).
Finish notes and vocab

Fill in blank periodic table with name, symbol, atomic number, and mass number of representative elements and shade appropriate color
Final Paper edits using PaperRater.com
Nov. 28/29
  1. Apply periodic law concepts and knowledge of element identity
  2. Review for vocab quiz and test
9-12.P.1.1. Students are able to use the Periodic Table to determine the atomic structure of elements, valence number, family relationships, and regions (metals, nonmetals, and metalloids).
Lab
Review

Practice quiz for review
Nov 30/Dec.1


Atomic structure/Periodic Table Test
Dec. 2/5
  1. Recognize stable electron configurations
  2. Predict an element's chemical properties using number of valence e- and e- dot diagrams
  3. Describe how an ionic bond forms and how ionization energy affects the process
  4. Predict the composition of an ionic compound from its chemical formula
  5. Relate the properties of ionic compounds to the structure of crystal lattices.
  6. Describe how covalent bonds form and the attractions that keep atoms together in molecules
  7. Compare polar and nonpolar bonds, and demonstrate how polar bonds affect the polarity of a molecule
  8. Compare the attractions between polar and nonpolar molecules
9-12.P.1.2. Students are able to describe ways that atoms combine.
Guided Reading assignment for chemical bonding(blackboard learn)

Notes and NTG for chemical bonding (blackboard learn)
Dec. 6/7
  1. Describe the structure and strength of bonds n metals
  2. Relate the properties of metals to their structure
  3. Define an alloy and demonstrate how the composition of an alloy affects its properties
9-12.P.1.2. Students are able to describe ways that atoms combine.
Finish notes
Practice with ionic and covalent bonding
Dec. 8/9

9-12.P.1.2. Students are able to describe ways that atoms combine.
Practice with covalent bonding
Dec. 12/13


Lab--"Bonding with a Classmate"
Review ("Chemical Bonding Review" on Blackboard Learn)
Dec. 14/15


Chemical Bonding Test
Dec. 16/19


Review
Dec. 20/21


Semester Tests




Jan 3/4
  1. Interpret chemical equations in terms of reactants, products, and conservation of mass
  2. Balance chemical equations by manipulating coefficients
  3. Determine molar mass of a compound
9-12.P.1.4. Students are able to balance chemical equations by applying the Law of Conservation of Matter.
Reading assignment (BBL)
Notes and vocab
Counting Atoms/Molar mass worksheet
Balancing Equations worksheet

(All handouts are found in BlackBoard Learn (BBL))
Jan 5/6
  1. Classify chemical reactions as synthesis, decomposition, single-replacement, double-replacement, or combustion reactions
  2. Describe oxidation-reduction reactions, and relate them to other classifications of chemical reactions

Modeling a molecule Lab
Notes and vocab
Classifying reactions worksheet
Identifying a Type of Reaction Lab

(All handouts are found in BlackBoard Learn (BBL))
Jan 9/10
  1. Describe the energy changes that take place during chemical reactions
  2. Classify chemical reactions as exothermic or endothermic
  3. Explain how energy is conserved during chemical reactions
  4. Explain what a reaction rate is
  5. Describe the factors affecting chemical reaction rates
9-12.P.1.3. Students are able to predict whether reactions will speed up or slow down as conditions change.
Notes and vocab

Catalyst lab

Review
Jan 11/12


Chemical Reactions Test
Reading Assignment
Jan 13/17


Work Day for Physics Biography Project
Jan 18/19


Presentations
Jan 20/23
  1. Identify frames of reference and describe how they are used to measure motion
  2. Identify appropriate SI units for measuring distances
  3. Distinguish between distance and displacement
  4. Calculate displacement using vector addition
9-12.P.2.1. Students are able to apply concepts of distance and time to the quantitative relationships of motion using appropriate mathematical formulas, equations, and units.
Finish up presentations
Gizmo
Jan 24/25
  1. Identify frames of reference and describe how they are used to measure motion
  2. Identify appropriate SI units for measuring distances
  3. Distinguish between distance and displacement
  4. Calculate displacement using vector addition
9-12.P.2.1. Students are able to apply concepts of distance and time to the quantitative relationships of motion using appropriate mathematical formulas, equations, and units.
Pretest
Notes and vocab
Lab
Jan 26/27
  1. Identify SI units for measuring speed
  2. Compare and contrast average speed and instantaneous speed
  3. Interpret distance-time graphs
  4. Calculate the speed of an object using slopes
  5. Describe how velocities combine.
  6. Identify changes in motion that produce acceleration
  7. Calculate the acceleration of an object
  8. Classify acceleration as negative or positive
9-12.P.2.1. Students are able to apply concepts of distance and time to the quantitative relationships of motion using appropriate mathematical formulas, equations, and units.
Notes and vocab
Lab
Jan 30/31


Lab
Review
Feb 1/2


Describing Motion Test
Post test Activity
Feb 3/6
1. Define force and recognize its affect on motion
2. Identify four types of friction
3. Define gravity and recognize its affect on motion
4. Define projectile motion
9-12.P.2.2. Students are able to predict motion of an object using Newton’s Laws.
Newton's Laws

Notes and vocab

Projectile motion demo site
Feb 7/8
1. Observe how air resistance affects falling objects
2. Describe Newton's first law of motion and its relation to inertia
3. Describe Newton's second law of motion and use it to calculate acceleration, force, and mass
4. Relate the mass of an object to its weight
9-12.P.2.2. Students are able to predict motion of an object using Newton’s Laws.
Air resistance lab

Notes and vocab
Force, mass, and weight worksheet

Mass vs weight
Feb 9/10
1. Explain how action and reaction forces are related according to Newton's third law of motion
2. Calculate the momentum of an object and describe what happens when momentum is conserved during a collision
9-12.P.2.2. Students are able to predict motion of an object using Newton’s Laws.
Review Newton's 2nd law

Momentum worksheet
Feb 13/14
1. Identify the forms of electromagnetic force that can both attract and repel
2. Identify and describe the universal forces acting within the nucleus
3. Define Newton's law of universal gravitation and describe the factors affecting gravitational force
4. Describe centripetal force and the type of motion it produces
9-12.P.2.2. Students are able to predict motion of an object using Newton’s Laws.
Lab

Notes and vocab

Laws of Motion Study Guid
Feb 15/16


Laws of Motion Test
Feb 21/23
  1. Describe the conditions that must exist for a force to do work on an object.
  2. calculate the work done on an object
  3. Describe and calculate power
  4. Describe what a machine is and how it makes work easier to do
  5. Relate the work input to a machine to the work output of the machine
9-12.P.2.3. Students are able to relate concepts of force, distance, and time to the quantitative relationships of work, energy, and power.
notes and vocab

Work and Power worksheet (due Feb 21/22)
Feb 26/27
1. Compare a machine's AMA to its IMA
2. Calculate the IMA and AMA of various machines
3. Explain why the efficiency of a machine is always less than 100%
4. Calculate efficiency
9-12.P.2.3. Students are able to relate concepts of force, distance, and time to the quantitative relationships of work, energy, and power.
notes and vocab

Lever Lab
Feb 28/29
1. Identify 6 simple machines
2. Calculate IMA and AMA for simple machines
9-12.P.2.3. Students are able to relate concepts of force, distance, and time to the quantitative relationships of work, energy, and power.
Notes and vocab
Mar 1/2
1. Calculate IMA and AMA for pulley systems
9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Review
Pulley Lab
Mar 5/6


Lab
Review
Mar 7/12


Work, Power, and Machines test
Rube Goldberg webquest
Mar 13/14
1. Research the interaction of potential and kinetic energy
2. Design and build a "Rube Goldberg" machine
9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Work time for Rube Goldberg project
Mar 15/16
1. Describe the relationship between work and energy
2. Relate kinetic energy to mass and speed and calculate these quantities
3. Analyze how potential energy is related to an object's position and give examples of gravitational and elastic PE
4. Solve equations relating to KE and PE
5. Identify major forms and give examples of forms of energy
9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Roller Coaster Physics Gizmo

Energy Conversions Gizmo

Notes and Vocab
Mar 19/20

9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Tracking Sheet

KE/PE worksheet

Mass and Kinetic Energy Lab
Mar 21/22


Kinetic Energy of a Pendulum Lab

Notes and vocab
Mar 23/26


Work Day for Rube Goldberg--bring your materials!!
Mar 27/28
1. Describe conversions of energy from one form to another
2. State and apply the law of conservation of energy
3. Analyze how energy is conserved in conversions between kinetic energy and potential energy and solve equations that equate initial energy to final energy
4. Describe the relationship between energy and mass and calculate how much energy is equivalent to a given mass
5. Classify energy resources as renewable or nonrenewable
6. Evaluate benefits and drawbacks of different energy sources
7. Describe ways to conserve energy resources
9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Collect Papers for Rube Goldberg project

Energy Resources Project
Mar 29/30


Rube Goldberg presentations and journals due
Apr 2/3


Energy Project workday
Apr 4


District Testing
Apr 5/10

9-12.P.3.1. Students are able to describe the relationships among potential energy, kinetic energy, and work as applied to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Energy Project workday
April 11


Energy Unit Test
notes and vocab
Apr 12/13


Energy Project presentations

Energy Unit Review
Apr 16


Energy Unit Test
notes and vocab
Apr 17/18
  1. Describe how reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference affect waves
  2. State a rule that explains refraction of a wave as it passes from one medium to another
  3. Identify factors that affect the amount of refraction, diffraction, interference
  4. Distinguish between constructive and destructive interference and explain how standing waves form
9-12.P.3.2. Students are able to describe how characteristics of waves are related to one another.
Ripple tank gizmo

waves worksheet

notes and vocab
Apr 19/20
  1. Describe the properties of sound waves and explain how sound is produced and reproduced
  2. Describe how sound waves behave in applications such as ultrasound and music
  3. Explain how relative motion determines the frequency of sound an observer hears
  4. Analyze the functions of the main regions of the human ear
9-12.P.3.2. Students are able to describe how characteristics of waves are related to one another.
Sounds in Solids lab

Waves and sound review
Apr 23/24


Earth Day activities
Apr 25/26

9-12.P.3.2. Students are able to describe how characteristics of waves are related to one another.
Waves and Sound Test

notes and vocab
Apr 27/30
  1. Analyze factors that affect the strength and direction of electric forces and fields
  2. Describe how electric forces and fields affect electric charges
  3. Describe how electric charges are transferred and explain why electric discharges occur
  4. Describe electric current and identify the two types of current
  5. Describe conduction and classify materials as good electrical conductors or good electrical insulators
  6. Describe the factors that affect resistance
  7. Explain how voltage produces electric current
  8. Calculate voltage, current, and resistance using Ohm's law.
9-12.P.3.3. Students are able to describe electrical effects in terms of motion and concentrations of charged particles.
Ohm's Law worksheet

notes and vocab

End of year survey
May 1/2
  1. Analyze circuit diagrams for series circuits and parallel circuits
  2. Solve equations that relate electric power to current, voltage, and electrical energy
  3. Describe devices and procedures for maintaining electrical safety
9-12.P.3.3. Students are able to describe electrical effects in terms of motion and concentrations of charged particles.
Power and Energy worksheet
Lab
May 3/4

9-12.P.3.3. Students are able to describe electrical effects in terms of motion and concentrations of charged particles.
Gizmo

Review
May 7/8


Electricity Test
May 9/10


Semester Test Review
May 11/14


Semester Test Review
May 15/16


Semester Test
May 17/18


Check out/Teacher work day

Howstuffworks.com has some great videos and explanations for concepts. Just type in a topic and click "search"
Helpful website for online tutorial
Another helpful website
Chem4Kids is also great!!