Item CL076002: For two places at the same longitude, sunlight is more intense at the place that is closer to being directly beneath the sun.

Two students who live in different places are outside in the sunlight at the same elevation at the same instant on a clear day.

Would the sunlight be more intense at Place 1 or at Place 2?

  1. At Place 1, because the sunlight travels a shorter distance to get there
  2. At Place 1, because it is closer to being directly beneath the sun
  3. At Place 2, because it is later in the day there
  4. At Place 2, because it is closer to the equator

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL076002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall26%
Grades 6–827%
Grades 9–1225%
Male26%
Female27%
Primary Language is English26%
Primary Language is not English29%

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