Middle School Science OR
Physical and Chemical Changes
Directions: Write all answers to these questions on your answer sheet.
Prompt: Melting ice is a physical change. Heating sugar until becomes
caramel is a chemical change.
A. Compare chemical and physical changes in two ways.
B. Describe three physical and three chemical changes that you see in
your daily life.
Student gives correct answers for parts A and B. All explanations
4 are clear and complete. There is evidence of clear understanding
of the concept.
Student gives correct answers for parts A and B. Explanations are
3 correct, but possibly vague. There is less evidence of clear
Student answers 1 (A or B) part of the question completely
2 correct. There is some evidence of understanding.
Student gives only parts of correct answers. There is little
1 evidence of understanding.
Response is totally incorrect or irrelevant (does not add any new
0 information to the question).
B No response
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