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Assessment resource Matter: change of state: assessment

TLF ID L9957

Test your understanding of the particle model by explaining temperature changes, changes of state and energy flows. Look at particle-level animations and relate them to the observable physical changes. Sequence animations and text to describe changes of state. Answer multiple-choice questions and give your reasoning for your answers. View and print a report on your work. This assessment object is one in a series of two objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students use the particle model of matter to explain phenomena related to temperature and phase changes.
  • Students relate particle energy during temperature and phase changes to energy flows at the macro level.
  • Students identify that temperature remains constant until a change of state is complete.
Educational value
  • Assesses student understanding of changes that occur in speed and arrangement of molecules as water is cooled from above boiling point to 80 °C, and from 10 °C to below freezing point.
  • Assesses student understanding of changes that occur in speed and arrangement of molecules as water boils.
  • Requires student to sequence animations/text to answer questions about particle arrangement.
  • Requires student to provide reasons for their answers to multiple-choice questions.
  • Provides model answers for student to compare their reasoning against.
  • Includes a printable report of the student's performance.
Year level

8

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Experiment;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O'Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Name: Erica Dale
    • Organisation: Tungaroo Software
    • Address: Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
    Browsers
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer - minimum version: 8.0 (MS-Windows) - maximum version: 9.0 (MS-Windows)
    • Firefox - minimum version: (MS-Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 5.1 (MacOS)
    Operating systems
    • MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Platform requirements
    • Due to the use of rich media content, this learning object is suitable for a connection speed of 256 kbit/s or faster.
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.

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