Item NG027002: When a cold object is in contact with a warm object, thermal energy is transferred from the warm object to the cold object.

A cold object is in contact with a warm object.  Which of the following describes the transfer of energy between the two objects?

  1. Thermal energy is transferred from the warm object to the cold object.
  2. Cold energy is transferred from the cold object to the warm object.
  3. Thermal energy is transferred from the warm object to the cold object, and cold energy is transferred from the cold object to the warm object.
  4. No energy is transferred between the cold object and the warm object.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item NG027002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall38%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1243%
Male40%
Female36%
Primary Language is English39%
Primary Language is not English32%

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