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Chem 30S Physical Properties of Matter Writing Assignment.081

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									        CHEM 30S WRITING ASSIGNMENT: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER


Directions:
You are to submit a piece of writing from the perspective of a particle explaining what
life is like as a particle living among other particles. Your composition must include
descriptive examples from each of the following concepts:

   A minimum of one phase change
    (melting, freezing, boiling,              Kinetic energy &
                                                                               Diffusion
    condensing, sublimating, or                Temperature
    deposition)
   Intermolecular forces and kinetic                                          Vapour
                                              Density
    molecular theory of gases                                                   pressure
                                              Exothermic &
                                               Endothermic Processes
Purpose:
The purpose of this assignment is to give you the opportunity to explain your
understanding of some of the physical properties of matter in your own words. Be
creative. To help you get started, you may consider one of the following perspectives:
 Letter to another particle  News cast               Cover letter to an employer
 Description of a             Retirement speech      Political party announcement or
  commercial product            or eulogy               election campaign
 Diary entry                                          Short story

Assessment:
You will be marked using the following rubric. You will also have to assess your own
writing piece and submit your self-assessment with the rubric below.
       Requirements of the Physical Properties of Matter Writing Assignment
Name                                         Period

                                                Intermediate (2 – 3
      Criteria         Novice (0 – 1 point)                             Expert (4 points)
                                                        points)
                                                      Student is
       Student                                                             Student works
                                                     infrequently
   demonstrates        Little or no evidence                               independently
                                                 engaged in the task
commitment to the        of commitment to                               during class time,
                                                  during class time,
 task by following     the task during class                              requesting help
                                                    but meets all
  the timeline and      time, and due dates                            when necessary, and
                                                   assignment due
   meeting all due            not met                                     meets all of the
                                                   dates (3) or due
        dates                                                           assigned due dates
                                                  dates not met (2)
                                                                          Final product is
                                                                            significantly
                                                  Improvement(s)
                           Superficial                                  improved from the
                                                 made to the essay
 Student improves      improvements or no                              first draft as a result
                                                 with limited (2) to
 the writing piece      improvement are                                 of improvements or
                                                   moderate (3)
                        made to the essay                              first draft is assessed
                                                   improvement
                                                                          as an exemplary
                                                                            writing piece
       CHEM 30S WRITING ASSIGNMENT: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER


                                              Intermediate (2 – 3
     Criteria          Novice (0 – 1 point)                             Expert (4 points)
                                                      points)
      Student                                      Writing piece
   demonstrates        Student is unable to      incorporates the
   creativity by        adopt a suggested           appropriate          Unique writing
 selecting a novel      perspective (0) or     perspective with a      piece that captures
     method of          the story line does    clear story line that      and holds the
  presenting the       not follow a logical       is boring (2) or     reader’s attention
      required             sequence (1)             moderately
    information                                    engaging (3)
                                                                         Writing piece is
                                                                       written in paragraph
                         None or only a                                  format, does not
Student meets the                                 Only 2 or 3
                         single technical                               exceed 1 double-
    technical                                      technical
                          requirement is                                  sided page, is
 requirements of                               requirements are
                           present in the                              double-spaced and
   the project                                        met
                           writing piece                                word processed in
                                                                        12 pt. Times New
                                                                           Roman font
                                              Most of the required
                       Few of the required    concepts are evident
                                                                        All of the concepts
*All marks doubled         concepts are           and/or contain
                                                                        are evident and are
   for this criteria   described and those        minor errors in
                                                                          accurately and
   The required         present are simply    context or accuracy
                                                                       artfully described in
topics are correctly   stated and/or many      (3) or concepts are
                                                                       a way that enhances
     described           inconsistencies       simply defined (2)
                                                                             the story
                             evident           without enhancing
                                                     the story
                                                 Incomplete self-        Completed self-
 Self-Assessment       No self-assessment
                                                assessment rubric       assessment rubric
Rubric Submitted        rubric submitted
                                                    submitted               submitted
 with final piece          (0 points)
                                                    (1 point)               (2 points)




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