Item EG088001: When two children who weigh the same are on a teeter-totter, the child who is up has more gravitational potential energy than the child who is down.

A girl and a boy are playing on a teeter-totter. They both weigh the same.

While the boy is down and the girl is up, which child has more gravitational potential energy?

  1. The boy has more gravitational potential energy.
  2. The girl has more gravitational potential energy.
  3. They have the same amount of gravitational potential energy.
  4. They do not have any gravitational potential energy.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG088001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1692 3081 55%
Grades
  6–8 978 1835 53%
  9–12 708 1235 57%
Gender
  Male808148155%
  Female840153155%
Primary Language
  English1507269756%
  Other14630149%

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