5-PS1-4: Mixing Substances

Conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect


The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.



Anchor Charts



 - Quantitative (e.g. weight or mass)
 - Qualitative (e.g. state of matter, color, texture, odor)
Cause and Effect

Learning Plans

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