These diagnostic questions and response activities (contained in the zip file) support students in being able to:

  • Recognise that evaporation occurs in different liquids, not just water.
  • Predict that evaporation will occur in liquids with a temperature that is less than or greater than that of the surroundings.
  • Describe where in a liquid evaporation takes place.
  • Distinguish boiling from evaporation.
  • Use the idea that particles have a range of energies to explain how evaporation occurs below boiling point.

The resources include details of common misconceptions and a summary of the research upon which the resources are based.

Download the zip file for all the questions and activities.

More resources like this can be found on the BEST webpage:  Best Evidence in Science Teaching

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