PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Lesson Plans:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j7cws6wzljmx46n/Physical%20Science%20Lesson%20Plans-9-1.doc?dl=0
NEW South Dakota Science Standards: https://doe.sd.gov/contentstandards/documents/sdSciStnd.pdf 






Physical Science Syllabus
Introduction to Science:
  • The Nature of Science
    • An Activity for the First Day of Class
      • Observation and problem solving
  • Measurement and Data
    • Starting the Year with a Bang Activity
      • Scientific Method Introduction
      • Lab Report Practice

Science Fusion Module H: Matter and Energy

Unit 1 Matter

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Matter
    • Lab- Comparing Buoyancy
  • Lesson 2: Properties of Matter
    • Lab- Identifying an Unknown Substance
  • Lesson 3: Physical and Chemical Changes
    • Lab- Properties of Combined Substances, Gak
  • Lesson 4: Pure Substances and Mixtures
    • Lab- Investigating Separating Mixtures
  • Lesson 5: States of Matter
    • Lab- Can Crusher
  • Lesson 6: Changes of State
    • Lab- Changes of State

Unit 2 Energy

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Energy
    • Lab- Designing a Simple Device
  • Lesson 2: Temperature
    • Lab- Understanding Temperature Scales
  • Lesson 3: Thermal Energy and Heat     Standard MS-PS1-4
    • Lab- Building a Solar Cooker
  • Lesson 4: Effects of Energy Transfer
    • Lab- Building a Solar Cooker cont..

Unit 3 Atoms and the Periodic Table

  • Lesson 1: The Atom
    • Lab- A Model Atom
  • Lesson 2: The Periodic Table
    • Lab- Predicting Properties
  • Lesson 3: Electrons and Chemical Bonding
    • Lab- What’s in a change?, Making Molecule Christmas ornaments
  • Lesson 4: Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonding     Strandard MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-5
    • Lab- Growing Crystals
    • Exploration Lab- Chemical Bonds

Unit 4 Interactions of Matter

  • Lesson 1: Chemical Reactions    Standards: MS-PS1-2
    • Lab- Hot/Cold Packs    MS-PS1-6
  • Lesson 2: Organic Chemistry
    • Lab- Natural vs. Synthetic Fibers     Standards: MS-PS1-3
  • Lesson 3: Nuclear Reactions
    • Lab- Modeling a Nuclear Chain Reaction

Unit 5 Solutions, Acid, and Bases

  • Lesson 1: Solutions
    • Lab- Investigating Solubility
  • Lesson 2: Acids, Bases, and Salts
    • Making Salt
  • Lesson 3: Measuring pH
    • Lab- Measuring pH of Common Household Products
    • Investigating Respirations with Chemical Indicators
    • Demonstration- MOM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review Days for Semester Tests

SEMESTER TESTS