MS-PS1-4: Thermal Energy and Particle Motion

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on qualitative molecular-level models of solids, liquids, and gases to show that adding or removing thermal energy increases or decreases kinetic energy of the particles until a change of state occurs. Examples of models could include drawing and diagrams. Examples of particles could include molecules or inert atoms. Examples of pure substances could include water, carbon dioxide, and helium.

Assessment Boundary: none




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Particles
Particle motion
Pure substance (e.g. water, carbon dioxide, helium)
Temperature
Solids
Liquids
Gases
Phase change
Thermal energy
Pressure

Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed. (Cause and Effect)


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