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Utah SEEd 8.1 Assessments – Science Quizzes – Utah RISE Test Prep


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⚛️ Utah SEEd 8.1 Assessments: This resource is a set of assessments for the Utah SEEd 8.1 strand.  It covers all the standards in the 8.1 strand including atoms and molecules, properties of matter, and matter conservation.  These assessments include multiple-choice and short-answer questions. You can use these after teaching each standard for assessment or as practice and review at the end of the year. Answer Keys are included. Links to Google Forms are in a PDF.

⚛️ Assessments Included:

  • One printable pdf
  • Eight Google Forms
  • Answer Keys

This resource is aligned with the following standards for Utah SEEd 8th grade.

The physical world is made of atoms and molecules. Even large objects can be viewed as a combination of small particles. Energy causes particles to move and interact physically or chemically. Those interactions create a variety of substances. As molecules undergo a chemical or physical change, the number of atoms in that system remains constant. Humans use energy to refine natural resources into synthetic materials.

✅ Standard 8.1.1
Develop a model to describe the scale and proportion of atoms and molecules. Emphasize developing atomic models of elements and their numbers of protons, neutrons, and electrons, as well as models of simple molecules. Topics like valence electrons, bond energy, ionic complexes, ions, and isotopes will be introduced at the high school level. (PS1.A)

✅ Standard 8.1.2
Obtain information about various properties of matter, evaluate how different materials’ properties allow them to be used for particular functions in society and communicate your findings. Emphasize general properties of matter. Examples could include color, density, flammability, hardness, malleability, odor, ability to rust, solubility, state, or the ability to react with water. (PS1.A)

✅ Standard 8.1.3
Plan and conduct an investigation and then analyze and interpret the data to identify patterns in changes in a substance’s properties to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred. Examples could include changes in properties such as color, density, flammability, odor, solubility, or state. (PS1.A, PS1.B)

✅ Standard 8.1.4
Obtain and evaluate information to describe how synthetic materials come from natural resources, what their functions are, and how society uses these new materials. Examples of new materials could include medicine, foods, building materials, plastics, and alternative fuels. (PS1.A, PS1.B, ESS3.A)

✅ Standard 8.1.5
Develop a model that uses computational thinking to illustrate the cause and effect relationships in particle motion, temperature, density, and state of a pure substance when heat energy is added or removed. Emphasize molecular-level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show how adding or removing heat energy can result in phase changes and on calculating density of a substance’s state. (PS3.A)

✅ Standard 8.1.6
Develop a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction, indicating that matter is conserved. Emphasize demonstrations of an understanding of the law of conservation of matter. Balancing equations and stoichiometry will be learned at the high school level. (PS1.B)

✅ Standard 8.1.7
Design, construct, and test a device that can affect the rate of a phase change. Compare and identify the best characteristics of competing devices, based on data analysis, and modify them to improve the device to better meet the criteria for success. (PS1.B, PS3.A, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C).


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