Item CL070002: Places at the same latitude can have different high temperatures on a given day even if they are at the same elevation and the same distance from the ocean.

On a clear, cloudless day, students at schools in several different countries in the northern hemisphere determine the highest air temperature outside their school that day. Will all of the schools have the same air temperature?

  1. Yes, but only if all of the schools are the same distance from the equator because the air temperature is the same everywhere that is the same distance from the equator.
  2. Yes, but only if all of the schools are the same distance from the equator and the same height above sea level because these are the only factors that affect air temperatures.
  3. Yes, but only if the schools are the same distance from the equator, the same height above sea level, and the same distance from the ocean because these are the only factors that affect air temperatures.
  4. No, even if schools are the same distance from the equator, the same height above sea level, and the same distance from the ocean, they can have different air temperatures because there are other factors that affect air temperatures.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL070002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall66%
Grades 6–865%
Grades 9–1266%
Male65%
Female67%
Primary Language is English67%
Primary Language is not English57%

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