Assessment resource Types of matter: solids, liquids and gases: assessment

TLF ID L8970

Test your understanding of the nature of solids, liquids and gases. Compare levels of magnification. Identify substances made of only one type of atom or molecule. Decide whether a substance is a solid, liquid or gas by looking at its particles. Identify substances based on their particle behaviour. At the end, you can view and print out an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.

Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify types of matter based on differences in their particle arrangements.
  • Students use the arrangement of the particles of a substance to classify it as: solid, liquid or gas.
  • Students relate the arrangement of the particles of a solid, liquid or gas to their particular properties.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of the different particle arrangements of various types of matter.
  • Presents a sequence of questions, each requiring students to select the appropriate particle model and then choose a statement describing the reason for their choice.
  • Shows atomic-level views of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Includes a printable report of each student's performance.
  • Provides a mechanism for the student to record their knowledge of matter before and after completion of the object.
Year level


Learning area
  • science
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Abstraction;
    • Comprehension activity

    Other details

    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Manly NSW 2095 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Denis Goodrum
    • Organisation: Australian National University
    • Address: Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
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    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
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    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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