Item CL139001: In the context of ocean water and the air above it, thermal energy is always transferred from the warmer material to the colder material.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the transfer of thermal energy between air in the atmosphere and water in the ocean?

  1. Thermal energy is always transferred from the warmer material to the colder material.
  2. Thermal energy is always transferred from water to air.
  3. Thermal energy is always transferred from air to water.
  4. Thermal energy cannot be transferred between air and water.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall37%
Grades 6–836%
Grades 9–1237%
Male37%
Female37%
Primary Language is English37%
Primary Language is not English35%

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