Item CL106002: The amount of sunlight reaching the northern hemisphere is equal to the amount of sunlight reaching the southern hemisphere on a day in March and a day in September

At what time of year is the amount of sunlight reaching the northern hemisphere equal to the amount of sunlight reaching the southern hemisphere?

  1. Every day of the year
  2. On a day near the end of March and on a day near the end of September
  3. On a day near the end of June and on a day near the end of December
  4. The northern and southern hemispheres never receive the same intensity of sunlight.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL106002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall32%
Grades 6–830%
Grades 9–1234%
Male32%
Female32%
Primary Language is English32%
Primary Language is not English35%

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