Science/Strand IV/Content Standard 2/Elementary/Benchmark 1
Assessment Example

The teacher will prepare the following models, either real or through pictures:

Items

Sample changes and processes

Whole cookie to cookie crumbs

Change in size, shape

Clay ball to clay sculpture

Change in size, shape

Ice cube to liquid water

Change in size, shape, melting solid to liquid

Glass full of water to same size glass with little water

Change in size

Glass of water and powdered drink mix to dissolving glass of water with powder mixed in the water

Change in color

Students will describe the physical changes that have occurred and name the processes that caused the change.

(Give students rubric before activity.)

Scoring Rubric

Criteria

Apprentice

Basic

Meets

Exceeds

Correctness of description

Incorrectly describes what happened.

Correctly describes what happened.

Correctly describes what happened.

Correctly describes what happened.

Accuracy of identification

Incorrectly identifies the physical change, and does not state that the changed object is made of the same material as the original object.

Incorrectly identifies the physical change, and does not state that the changed object is made of the same material as the original object.

Correctly identifies the physical change, but does not state that the changed object is made of the same material as the original object.

Correctly identifies the physical change, and states that the changed object is made of the same material as the original object.