Item CL035002: For a place that is north of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky gets a little lower each day in July.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the maximum height of the sun in the sky during the day over the course of month of July at Place 1 shown below?

  1. The maximum height of the sun gradually gets a little higher each day.
  2. The maximum height of the sun gradually gets a little lower each day.
  3. The maximum height of the sun changes on some days, but it does not change a little each day.
  4. The maximum height of the sun does not change at all over the course of the month of July.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall32%
Grades 6–829%
Grades 9–1236%
Male31%
Female32%
Primary Language is English32%
Primary Language is not English28%

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