Item EG023002: Both a ball that is thrown and a ball that is dropped have motion energy while they are moving.

A girl and a boy are each holding a ball. The girl throws her ball, and the boy drops his ball. Which statement describes the motion energy (kinetic energy) of the balls while they are moving through the air?

  1. Both the ball that was thrown and the ball that was dropped have motion energy.
  2. The ball that was thrown has motion energy, but the ball that was dropped does not.
  3. The ball that was dropped has motion energy, but the ball that was thrown does not.
  4. Neither the ball that was thrown nor the ball that was dropped has motion energy.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG023002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall53%
Grades 6–851%
Grades 9–1255%
Male52%
Female53%
Primary Language is English54%
Primary Language is not English43%

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