Will It Form a New Substance?

by: Page Keeley and Susan Cooper

When matter changes, sometimes a new substance is formed. The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about chemical change. The probe is designed to find out how students determine whether a new substance with a different chemical makeup is formed when matter undergoes a change. Students need to understand that a new substance means the change results in new matter that has a different chemical makeup and properties different from the original matter. It is best used with students in grades 3–12 and can be used with the card sort strategy. The probe is provided in English and Spanish. A materials list, teacher notes, standards, assessment, and references are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, Dedication, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


Assessment Chemistry Phenomena Physical Science Three-Dimensional Learning


Type Book ChapterPub Date 3/12/2019Pages 37Stock # PB274X3_19

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