Item CL029002: For two places that are north of the tropical region, the maximum height of the sun in the sky is lower for the place that is farther north.

One student lives at Place 1 and another student lives at Place 2 as shown below. They observe the sun as it moves across the sky during a day in the summer and a day in the winter.

As the students make their observations, how will the maximum height of the sun in the sky at Place 1 compare to the maximum height of the sun at Place 2 on those two days?

  1. The maximum height of the sun will be lower at Place 1 than at Place 2 in the winter and higher in the summer.
  2. The maximum height of the sun will be higher at Place 1 than at Place 2 in the winter and lower in the summer.
  3. The maximum height of the sun will be lower at Place 1 than at Place 2 all year.
  4. The maximum height of the sun will be the same at Place 1 and Place 2 all year.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL029002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall23%
Grades 6–823%
Grades 9–1224%
Male23%
Female24%
Primary Language is English23%
Primary Language is not English21%

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