Item EG030003: Increasing an object's temperature increases its thermal energy.

If you increase an object’s temperature, what will happen to the object's thermal energy and why?

  1. It will decrease because increasing an object’s temperature decreases its thermal energy.
  2. It will increase because increasing an object’s temperature increases its thermal energy.
  3. It won't change because an object's thermal energy does not depend on its temperature.
  4. It won't change because objects do not have any thermal energy.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG030003
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1837 2979 62%
Grades
  6–8 1020 1678 61%
  9–12 810 1290 63%
Gender
  Male902144762%
  Female902147761%
Primary Language
  English1633261462%
  Other15728355%

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