Introductory Physics Complete Unit I "Science Skills"

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
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This unit aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
"STANDARD 1 - Science as Inquiry. The competent science teacher understands scientific inquiry and has the ability to conduct scientific inquiry.
1A. understands assumptions, processes, purposes, requirements, and tools of scientific inquiry.
1B. understands mathematical processes and tools for collecting, managing, and communicating information.
1C. understands different approaches to conducting scientific investigations.
1E. applies mathematical and statistical methods to collect, analyze, and communicate results of investigations.
1G. uses evidence and logic in developing proposed explanations that address scientific questions and hypotheses."

Unit I “Science Skills” contains four comprehensive PowerPoint lessons; three review programs with printable color PDF worksheets; four student PPT note guides; a unit vocabulary sheet; numerous student worksheets and activities (PDF and in flipcharts); quizzes, and a unit assessment (all multiple choice, matching, true/false questions in Word and PDF) with answer keys (PDF).

PowerPoint lessons contain many graphics and at least two links to short videos for each lesson to further student understanding.
PowerPoint slides also contain notes for the instructor based on students most "frequently asked questions" or FAQ's to help clarify the subject. A class activity is included at the end of each lesson and a 20-question interactive quiz/review at for each PowerPoint lesson is also included. The quiz is added as a link in the last slide and also in the slide sorter notes. This is a fun & new way to check for student understanding of the lesson.

Individual lessons/programs (not assessments) can also be found separately in the AstronomyDad store.

Terms/concepts in this unit include:

Science, technology, knowledge, scientific method, applied science, inventions, transistor, Natural science, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, biology, physical science, basic rules of nature, space and time, matter and change, atoms, forces and motion, energy, observation and measurement, hypothesis, predictions, experiments, analyzing data, conclusions, scientific theory, scientific law, variable, manipulative variable, responding variable, controlled experiment, Theory of Evolution, Law of Gravity, scientific models, computer models, conceptual models, flowcharts, lab safety, scientific notation, speed of light, exponents, multiplying exponents, dividing exponents, properties of exponents, International System of Units, SI, meter, kilogram, kelvin, second, ampere, candela, mole, length, mass, temperature, time, volume, metric prefixes, conversion factor, metric conversions, significant figures, precision, accuracy, thermometer, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin, temperature scales, temperature conversions, data tables, graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, picture graphs, pie charts, x-axis, y-axis, independent variable, dependent variable, slope, rise, run, direct proportion, inverse proportion, science investigations, science conferences, peer review


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Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.


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