Item SC084004: As a thermometer is heated and the level of liquid in the thermometer rises, the mass of the liquid stays the same.

A thermometer is heated. The volume of the liquid inside of the thermometer increases, and the level of the liquid rises.

What happens to the mass of the liquid in the thermometer as the level of liquid rises?

  1. The mass increases.
  2. The mass decreases.
  3. The mass stays the same.
  4. It depends on the type of liquid.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item SC084004

Percent of students responding correctly

Grades 6–829%
Grades 9–1244%
Primary Language is English35%
Primary Language is not English27%

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