You are on page 1of 1

Name:

 ____________________________    Date:  __________________  Class:______  


 
The  Particle  Model  of  Matter  Assignment  
 
Flex  your  inquiry  muscles!!!    Provide  scientific  theories,  diagrams,  and  examples  to  explain  and  
answer  all  of  the  following  questions  and  statements.    The  rubric  will  be  used  to  evaluate  every  
question  so  ensure  that  you  know  the  expectations  for  completing  each  question.  If  needed,  you  
can  use  an  extra  sheet  for  your  answers.      
 
1. Why  do  solids  have  a  definite  shape?  (4  marks)  
2. Fluids,  i.e.  liquids  and  gases,  flow  because…  (4  marks)  
3. Gases  do  not  have  a  definite  shape  because…(4  marks)  
4. Explain  all  the  changes  of  state  of  matter  (i.e.,  condensation,  evaporation,  fusion,  
solidification,  sublimation)  at  the  molecular  level,  that  is,  using  the  particle  model  of  
matter.  (4  marks)  
 
Rubric    
 
4     • Provided  evidence  of  in-­‐depth,  sophisticated  understanding  of  relevant  
Excellent   scientific  concepts,  principles  or  theories  (big  ideas)  
• Masters  and  applies  knowledge.    
• Communicates  powerfully  and  convincingly.  
3     • Provided  evidence  of  understanding  of  relevant  scientific  concepts,  
Satisfactory   principles  or  theories  (big  ideas)    
• Applies  knowledge.    
• Communicates  clearly.  
2     • Minimal  reference  to  relevant  scientific  concepts,  principles,  or  theories  
Approaching   (big  ideas)  in  answering  inquiry.  
• Developing  ability  to  apply  knowledge.    
• Communicates  ideas;  sometimes  difficult  to  interpret.  
1     • No  mention  or  inappropriate  references  to  scientific  concepts,  principles,  
Limited   or  theories  (big  ideas)  
• Demonstrates  significant  gaps  in  knowledge.    
• Ideas  are  frequently  difficult  to  understand.