Item EG013004: When a coconut falls from a tree, it has the most gravitational potential energy at its highest point above the ground.

A coconut is falling from a palm tree.

When does the coconut have the most gravitational potential energy?

  1. When the coconut is at Position 1
  2. When the coconut is at Position 2
  3. When the coconut is at Position 3
  4. The coconut has the same amount of gravitational potential energy at all the positions.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG013004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall44%
Grades 6–841%
Grades 9–1250%
Male46%
Female43%
Primary Language is English46%
Primary Language is not English35%

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