Ch 16: Teacher Resources for High School Physical Science

About This Chapter

Access these useful teacher resources at any time to plan and supplement your high school physical science curriculum. These mobile-friendly resources offer convenient lesson plans, quizzes and flashcards on a variety of physical science topics.

Teacher Resources for High School Physical Science - Chapter Summary

If you're a high school physical science teacher, take a look at these convenient teacher resources to plan lessons and enhance your curriculum. Inside the chapter, you'll find simple and convenient lesson plan outlines on a variety of foundational physical science concepts, including the scientific method, scientific notation, the periodic table, the states of matter, simple machines, gravity, lab safety and much more.

You'll also find supplemental lessons that you can easily incorporate into your physical science units. You can assign your students lesson quizzes and study flashcards to improve their understanding of physical science concepts and vocabulary. This chapter is available at any time of day or night, and you can use any Internet-connected device to access the material.

How It Helps

  • Helps plan lessons: These lesson plan outlines make your curriculum preparation experience simple and convenient.
  • Curriculum standards: The material helps ensure your high school physical science lessons meet educational standards.
  • Improves student knowledge: The chapter's lesson supplements and quizzes can solidify and strengthen your students' understanding of important physical science concepts.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning high school physical science lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific physical science topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your physical science class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related high school physical science lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important high school physical science concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant physical science-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

18 Lessons in Chapter 16: Teacher Resources for High School Physical Science
What Is Science? - Lesson Plan

1. What Is Science? - Lesson Plan

Students often have a difficult time constructing a definition of science. This lesson will guide students through science as a whole, then break it down into its component parts. A simple Venn diagram activity will help students explain many of the branches of science.

Scientific Method Lesson Plan

2. Scientific Method Lesson Plan

Bring your instruction on the scientific method to life with the help of a video lesson and fun in-class experiment. For further study, suggestions for supplementary activities and related lessons are included.

Sink or Float Lesson Plan

3. Sink or Float Lesson Plan

Use this lesson to teach your students about buoyancy, gravity, and density. Have students make calculations to predict buoyancy, then experiment with water.

Cause and Effect Lesson Plan

4. Cause and Effect Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about cause/effect relationships, then discuss aspects like temporal precedence and correlation. Practice the concept with scenarios and familiar text.

Scientific Notation Lesson Plan

5. Scientific Notation Lesson Plan

Use's video lesson on scientific notation to practice the rules required to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers that are written in scientific notation. End the lesson with a game that allows students to practice their skills.

Periodic Table Lesson Plan

6. Periodic Table Lesson Plan

Use's video lesson on the Periodic Table to introduce how elements are organized and allow students to explore how they would create their own periodic table. By the end of the lesson, students should understand that elements are organized based on similar properties.

States of Matter Lesson Plan

7. States of Matter Lesson Plan

Add some excitement to your instruction on the states of matter with the help of a text lesson and an interactive classroom activity. If you'd like to take this topic further, use the supplementary activities and related lessons.

Scatter Plot Lesson Plan

8. Scatter Plot Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will analyze data sets and solve word problems using scatter plots. After completing the practice activity, students will have a better understanding of the practicality of using scatter plots to organize and answer questions about bivariate data sets.

Bar Graph Lesson Plan

9. Bar Graph Lesson Plan

Students learning about bar graphs will enjoy this video lesson. Define and identify different types of bar graphs, then put learning to the test with a hands-on activity.

Making Predictions Lesson Plan

10. Making Predictions Lesson Plan

Teaching your students to make predictions is a good way to increase comprehension. This lesson teaches students to activate prior knowledge to make predictions, and students practice the skill with an engaging activity.

Simple Machines Lesson Plan

11. Simple Machines Lesson Plan

What is a simple machine? A video lesson informs students of the basics and an in-class design activity gives students a chance to build their own. Options and resources for ongoing instruction are included as well.

Problem Solving Lesson Plan

12. Problem Solving Lesson Plan

Problems come in all shapes and sizes, and so do solutions. Help your students learn different problem solving methods using this engaging video based lesson plan. Next, students define types of problems, then identify solutions using familiar text.

Lab Safety Lesson Plan

13. Lab Safety Lesson Plan

This lesson plan allows students to learn lab safety in a fun, creative way. Begin the lesson with a short video and then have students work independently, creating comics that can be posted around the room that remind students of the lab rules.

Gravity Lesson Plan

14. Gravity Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students explore how the force of gravity is affected by the masses of and distance between objects. The lesson contains a video, which students will watch in order to synthesize what they know to create examples of both strong and weak gravitational attractions.

Density Lesson Plan

15. Density Lesson Plan

This lesson introduces students to the formula for density, allows them to practice, and then finishes with a lab where students calculate the densities of various substances and then make predictions about how those substances will layer when mixed.

Chemistry Lab Equipment Flashcards

Chemistry Lab Equipment Flashcards

Chemistry labs are full of specialized tools that you can use to conduct different types of experiments. These flashcards will help you identify the most common equipment found in the lab.

Metals List & Flashcards

Metals List & Flashcards

This flashcard set will help you learn the properties of metals, a group of elements on the periodic table, as well as help you distinguish them from nonmetals and metalloids.

Polar & Nonpolar Covalent Bonds List & Flashcards

Polar & Nonpolar Covalent Bonds List & Flashcards

Solidify your knowledge of electronegativity, and polar and nonpolar covalent bonds using this flashcard set. Learn to determine the type of bond that will result between any two elements by practicing with these cards.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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