Understanding States of Matter

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60 mins | Suitable for grades: 3 - 5

An assessment task designed to assess students' knowledge and understanding of: solids, liquids, and gases; their properties; and their behavior.

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  • Science 3.5(B)

    Describe and classify samples of matter as solids, liquids, and gases and demonstrate that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container;

  • Science 3.5(C)

    Predict, observe, and record changes in the state of matter caused by heating or cooling such as ice becoming liquid water, condensation forming on the outside of a glass of ice water, or liquid water being heated to the point of becoming wa...

  • Science 4.5(A)

    Measure, compare, and contrast physical properties of matter, including mass, volume, states (solid, liquid, gas), temperature, magnetism, and the ability to sink or float; and

  • Science 5.5(A)

    Classify matter based on measurable, testable, and observable physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating using water as a reference point), solubility in wa...

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