Item NG032003: A girl feels warmer when she is in the sun than when she is in the shade under a tree because energy is being transferred directly from the sun to the girl.

A girl is sitting in the shade under a tree on a sunny day.  When she moves out of the shade and into the sunlight, she will feel warmer.  Why?

  1. Because energy is being transferred directly from the sun to the girl
  2. Because energy is being transferred from the sun to the air and then from the air to the girl, but no energy is being transferred directly from the sun to the girl
  3. Because energy is being transferred from the sun to the ground and then from the ground to the girl, but no energy is being transferred directly from the sun to the girl
  4. Because the sun is shining on the girl, not because energy is being transferred from the sun to the girl

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item NG032003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall49%
Grades 6–848%
Grades 9–1250%
Male51%
Female47%
Primary Language is English49%
Primary Language is not English47%

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