Item WC003002: Air temperature and humidity can be different in different places.

Two students who live in different states measure the temperature and the humidity of the air outside their homes at the same time, and they compare their results. Could the temperature and humidity of the air at the two different places be different?

  1. Yes, both the temperature and the humidity at the two places could be different.
  2. The temperature of the air at the two places could be different, but the humidity of the air at both places must be the same because the humidity of air is the same everywhere at the earth’s surface.
  3. The humidity of the air at the two places could be different, but the temperature of the air at both places must be the same because the temperature of air is the same everywhere at the earth’s surface.
  4. The temperature and humidity of the air at the two places must be the same because the temperature and humidity of air is the same everywhere at the earth’s surface.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC003002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall49%
Grades 6–850%
Grades 9–1246%
Male48%
Female50%
Primary Language is English50%
Primary Language is not English40%

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