The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about transformation of matter. The probe is designed to reveal whether students recognize that a gas from the air (carbon dioxide) is combined with water and transformed into the new material that makes up most of the matter of the tree.

Grade Levels

Elementary High School Middle School


Assessment Biology Life Science Phenomena


Type Digital Formative Assessment ProbePub Date 1/1/2007Stock # PB193X2E2_Probe_16

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