Item MO070004: A model of an object can be used to predict how an object will behave, but the prediction may not be the same as the actual behavior of the object because a model is never exactly like the object it represents.

Can a model of an object be used to predict how an object will behave?

  1. No, a model is only useful for communicating to others what an object is like, not for making predictions about an object.
  2. No, predictions made with a model are never useful because a model is never exactly the same as the object it represents.
  3. Yes, a model will behave exactly as the object it is representing behaves because a model is exactly the same as the object it represents.
  4. Yes, but the predicted behavior of the object may not be the same as the actual behavior of the object because a model is never exactly the same as the object it represents.

 

 

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item MO070004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall45%
Grades 6–841%
Grades 9–1251%
Male44%
Female46%
Primary Language is English47%
Primary Language is not English33%

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