Structure and Transformation of Matter Unit Project

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Name: _______________________________________________
Date: 09/20/13
Due Monday 09/30/13
Students will have time to work on the project in class on Thursday 9/26. This
will not be enough time for them to complete the project so the rest will need to be done at home. Students
can use any format (typed, handwritten, PowerPoint, Prezi, poster, etc…) to create their product. Help from
parents, siblings, notebooks, textbooks, etc… is encouraged. Please read over the rubric as this is how the
projects will be scored.
Structure and Transformation of Matter Unit Project
Option 1: Create a journal or notebook written from the view point of matter.
Option 2: Create a rap song or poem about matter.
Option 3: Create a preview or trailer for a movie about matter.
*Examples of each option can be found on Ms. Blythe’s science web page.
Students and parents should review the project options together. Decide which
option will best suit you. Complete the bottom portion of this page and return
to school on Monday 9/23.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me. Email is best
([email protected]) but I am also available by phone (781-4544
ext. 202).
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student name
parent signature
Please check to indicate your choice:
________ Option 1: Create a journal or notebook written from the view point of matter.
________ Option 2: Create a rap song or poem about matter.
________ Option 3: Create a preview or trailer for a movie about matter.
Rubric for scoring projects:
Hint: use this to help you make sure you are meeting all the requirements.
3 States of
Matter
Measurement
Combining
Matter
How matter
changes
4
Includes details about
all 3 states of matter
(solids, liquids and
gases)
Identifies 2 measurable
properties and the
tools used to measure
them.
Includes mixture and
solution and uses them
correctly
Includes all 3 phase
changes(melting,
freezing, boing)
3
Includes details about 2
of the states of matter
Identifies 2 measurable
properties and the
tools but has some
misconceptions
Includes mixture and
solution but has some
misconceptions
Includes all 3 phase
changes(melting,
freezing, boing) but has
some misconceptions
2
Includes details of 2-3
states but has some
misconceptions
Identifies only 1
measurable property
and the tool used to
measure it.
Includes mixture OR
solution and use the
term correctly
Includes only two of
the phase changes
1
Includes details of only
1 state OR has
misconceptions about
all states
Identifies only 1
measurable property
and the tool but has
some misconceptions
Includes mixture OR
solution but uses the
term incorrectly
Includes only one of the
phase changes
0
Does not include any
details about the states
of matter
Does not include any
measurable properties
or tools
Does not use either
(mixture, solution) in
project
Does not include phase
changes.
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