Item EG088001: When two children who weigh the same are on a teeter-totter, the child who is up has more gravitational potential energy than the child who is down.

A girl and a boy are playing on a teeter-totter. They both weigh the same.

While the boy is down and the girl is up, which child has more gravitational potential energy?

  1. The boy has more gravitational potential energy.
  2. The girl has more gravitational potential energy.
  3. They have the same amount of gravitational potential energy.
  4. They do not have any gravitational potential energy.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG088001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall55%
Grades 6–853%
Grades 9–1257%
Male55%
Female55%
Primary Language is English56%
Primary Language is not English49%

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