Transformations in Matter and Energy Carbon TIME is an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
Target Student Performance
Students apply the principle of matter conservation to atoms and molecules in different phenomena.
Students complete a quiz to assess their understanding of the hierarchy of scales and their ability to apply the key facts about molecules and then discuss their answers to the questions.
Resources You Provide
- pencils (1 per student)
- 2.4 Atoms and Molecules Quiz (1 per student)
- 2.4 Grading the Atoms and Molecules Quiz (1 per teacher)
- Molecule 11 x 17 Poster (1 per class)
Print one copy of 2.4 Grading the Atoms and Molecules Quiz for each student.
Assessment takes place in Step 3 of the activity when students share their answers from the quiz. Use this time to assess which items were more difficult for the class than others. If the students stumbled on any of them, you may want to revisit the material again before moving on. Patterns in student responses can be found in 2.4 Grading the Atoms and Molecules Quiz.