Major Assessment Choice Board Project States of Matter: Due February 16th

Matter Song:

 

Make a song about the states of matter; properties of matter etc. You should have three verses (one for each state) and a chorus. You can perform the song live or record it and email it. Print out the lyrics to the song for the class to follow along. Song should be at least 2 minutes long.

 

Matter Video:

States of Matter/properties of matter.
Audio/Video Production: Create a Bill Nye style video, a podcast, newscast, or commercial about the states of matter. Be sure to email the video or save on a flash drive so the class can watch it.

Should be at least 5 minutes long.

Matter experiment:

 

Think about the properties of Matter. Perform an experiment that demonstrates 2 of the 3 states of matter. This topic includes ALL concepts about Matter.  This can include physical and chemical changes and properties. 
Use the CER method learned in class. Video yourself performing the experiment, use google slides, or you can use a poster board to display the information. Be sure to include the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning for each. If using a poster board include pictures for the “Evidence” portion. If using a video format, email or use a flash drive so the class can observe it.

 

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Matter Experiment Ideas:

Design an experiment to investigate the states of matter

Design an experiment to investigate surface tension

Design an experiment to investigate how gases expand and contract with temperature

Design an experiment to investigate thermal energy

Design an experiment to investigate the viscosity of various liquids

Design an experiment to investigate Archimedes’ Principle

Design an experiment to investigate Pascal’s Principle

Design an experiment to investigate buoyant forces

*No More than 4 people per group. Please use Google Docs to share content and brainstorming along the way.  



 

CLAIM

A statement that answers the

original question/problem.

Does not make a claim, or makes an inaccurate claim.

Makes an accurate but incomplete or vague claim.

Makes an accurate and complete claim.

X

 

EVIDENCE

Scientific data that supports the claim.

Data needs to be appropriate and

sufficient to support the claim.

Does not provide evidence, or only provides inappropriate evidence (evidence that does not support claim).

Provides appropriate but insufficient evidence to support claim. May include some inappropriate evidence.

Provides appropriate and sufficient evidence to support claim.

X

 

REASONING

Explain why your evidence supports your claim. This must include scientific principles/knowledge that you have about the topic to show why the data counts as evidence.

Does not provide

reasoning or provides reasoning that does not link evidence to claim using scientific principles.

Provides reasoning that links claim to evidence, but does not include scientific principles.

Provides reasoning that links the claim and evidence using scientific principles, but not sufficient.

Provides reasoning that links evidence to claim.

Includes appropriate and sufficient scientific principles.