Item SC095002: To help identify a metal, you could determine its melting point and compare it to the melting point of other metals.

You find an object that is made of a pure metal. What could you do to identify which metal the object is made of?

  1. Determine its melting point and compare it to the melting point of other metals.
  2. Measure its length and compare it to the length of other metals.
  3. Determine its shape and compare it to the shape of other metals.
  4. Measure its mass and compare it to the mass of other metals.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item SC095002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall57%
Grades 6–855%
Grades 9–1259%
Male57%
Female58%
Primary Language is English58%
Primary Language is not English49%

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