How the world works (conceptual understanding rubric

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CENTRAL IDEA:

Materials can undergo temporary or permanent changes, which can affect society or the environment .
Name: Emerging
Demonstrates little if any understanding that when a state of matter changes there can be consequences for the environment. (CHANGE / CAUSATION, application) Demonstrates clear misunderstandings that structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and how we use them. (CAUSATION/FORM, transformation)

Date: Developing
Demonstrates partial understanding that when a state of matter changes there can be consequences for the environment. (CHANGE / CAUSATION, application) Demonstrates a partial understanding that structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and how we use them. (CAUSATION/FORM, transformation)

Proficient
Demonstrates substantial understanding that when a state of matter changes there can be consequences for the environment. (CHANGE / CAUSATION, application) Demonstrates a substantial understanding that structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and how we use them. (CAUSATION/FORM, transformation)

Highly proficient
Demonstrates thorough understanding that when a state of matter changes there can be consequences for the environment. (CHANGE / CAUSATION, application) Demonstrates a thorough understanding that structures of materials influence their physical properties, chemical reactivity and how we use them. (CAUSATION/FORM, transformation)

Learning Engagement / Teacher Notes:
IMPORTANT TO KNOW / DO: Know that matter can exist as a solid, liquid or gas and that these states are interchangeable. Know that any material is made up of molecules that are hidden to the human eye Know that heating and cooling materials can cause reversible and irreversible changes. Know that combining materials to make new materials can have positive and negative effects on the environment. Know that people utilize a variety of harmful and benign materials in the environment for everyday applications Formualte questions and plan an experiment to investigate the properties of materials Recording data - measurements from scientific investigations Writing - report and summaries of investigations Application - classify and categorise materials according to their properties, Collecting data - research the applications and effects of different materials on the environment. Interpreting data - draw conclusions about the safety and use of materials. Evaluation - make judgments about the prospective use of materials for a given purpose WORTH KNOWING: Assessment: Make an informercial to evaluate the pros and cons of choosing to use materials for different purposes within our environment. eg. petroleum, steel.

Materials – a futures perspective. Present as a scenario – problem posing / solving. What are the future implications? Create a model to demonstrate. Create a protocol / guidelines for how this material should be used… what should people be aware of ? Convince your audience, focus on a few transdis skills, Reflect on the use of science process skills, instead of explicitly recording, Use GRASPS

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