Item EG020003: For two objects that are the same distance from the center of the earth, the object with more gravitational potential energy weighs more.

Object 1 and Object 2 are the same distance from the center of the earth, but Object 1 has more gravitational potential energy than Object 2. Does Object 1 weigh more than, less than, or the same as Object 2?

  1. Object 1 weighs more than Object 2.
  2. Object 1 weighs less than Object 2.
  3. Object 1 weighs the same as Object 2.
  4. More information is needed to compare the weights of the objects.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG020003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall48%
Grades 6–845%
Grades 9–1251%
Male47%
Female48%
Primary Language is English49%
Primary Language is not English42%

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