Item EG003003: Two children that have the same mass and are sledding at the same speed have the same amount of motion energy.

A boy and a girl are sledding down a hill. The boy and the girl weigh the same, and they are using sleds that weigh the same.

If the boy and girl are sledding at the same speed, which child has more motion energy (kinetic energy)?

  1. The boy has more motion energy.
  2. The girl has more motion energy.
  3. Both of them have the same amount of motion energy.
  4. More information is needed to determine which child has more motion energy.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG003003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall46%
Grades 6–842%
Grades 9–1251%
Male46%
Female47%
Primary Language is English48%
Primary Language is not English38%

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