States of Matter Test and Study Guide (Solids, Liquids, Gases, Phase Changes)

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This study guide has two versions- a regular and modified- making it a very versatile resource. The first version covers the meat of Solids, Liquids, and Gases and the second goes into detail- including phase changes. There are matching study guides for each assessment. These assessments are great for differentiating in second or third grade science classrooms. Use them to enrich or remediate depending on which grade you are teaching. There is also a version of the assessment with and without writing. Want to give a pretest or quiz to see how close your students are to mastery? Use the non-writing version. Then give the one with writing as a summative assessment.

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♦ The "Modified" Version (I used in 2nd grade and with my students who are pulled out for EC services in 3rd grade) covers:
•Study Guide
-3 types of matter and their properties
-Pictures of what the atoms in each type of matter look like
-Vocabulary (atom, physical properties, solid, liquid, gas, matter, and mass)
-No written response on the test
-Matching for the vocabulary
-Circle the properties of matter
-Draw what the three properties of matter look like

♦Full version (used with my regular education 3rd graders) includes:
•Study Guide:
-Vocabulary (solid, liquid, gas, matter, mass, atoms, physical properties)
-Properties of Matter
-Facts to Know
-Changing States of matter Vocabulary (sublimation, condensation, deposition, melting, freezing, evaporation)
-Changing States of Matter Chart (what happens to matter when you add heat and add cold)
-How matter changes
-Pictorial representation of what the three states of matter look like

♦Extra Freebies
•States of Matter Sorting Activity
•States of Matter Matching Activity (answer key included)

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★Common Core Standards

2nd Grade
•K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their physical properties and how they are used.
•K.P.2.1 Classify objects by observable physical properties (including size, color, shape, texture, weight and flexibility).
•K.P.2.2 Compare the observable physical properties of different kinds of materials (clay, wood, cloth, paper, etc) from which objects are made and how they are used.

3rd Grade
•3.P.2 Understand the structure and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change.
•3.P.2.1 Recognize that air is a substance that surrounds us, takes up space and has mass.
•3.P.2.2 Compare solids, liquids, and gases based on their basic properties.
•3.P.2.3 Summarize changes that occur to the observable properties of materials when different degrees of heat are applied to them, such as melting ice or ice cream, boiling water or an egg, or freezing water.

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States of Matter Test and Study Guide (Solids, Liquids, Ga
States of Matter Test and Study Guide (Solids, Liquids, Ga
States of Matter Test and Study Guide (Solids, Liquids, Ga
States of Matter Test and Study Guide (Solids, Liquids, Ga