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Students will complete a one page claim, evidence, reasoning (CER) writeup where they will answer the following writing prompt: "A block of ice is placed in a frying pan and heated until it reaches boiling (100 degrees Celsius). What 3 state of matter changes occur during this experiment? Justify your answer with both a written explanation and molecular diagrams."
This assignment requires students to think beyond the "just because" answer and include evidence (molecular diagrams) and reasoning to back up their claim.
I have included two versions of the writing prompt. One version has a word bank and the other version does not. You can choose to use this assignment in many different ways: a writing assessment, an essay test, extra practice sheet, homework, CER practice, etc. Example Answer Key Included!
MS-PS1-4. Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
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