Item AM057005: Liquid water takes the shape of a cup it is poured into but solid ice cubes do not, because the molecules of liquid water can easily move past one another but the molecules of solid ice cannot.

Why does liquid water take the shape of a cup it is poured into, but solid ice cubes do not?

  1. Because the molecules of liquid water are softer than the molecules of solid ice
  2. Because the molecules of liquid water are smaller than the molecules of solid ice
  3. Because the molecules of liquid water are moving but the molecules of solid ice are not
  4. Because the molecules of liquid water can easily move past one another but the molecules of solid ice cannot
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item AM057005
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 4180 9721 43%
Grades
  6–8 2047 5245 39%
  9–12 2119 4430 48%
Gender
  Male1942465442%
  Female2171490344%
Primary Language
  English3744851244%
  Other345100834%

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