Item WC011003: The temperature of air at a certain location can change whenever the temperature of the earth's surface below the air at that location changes.

How can the temperature of air at a certain location change?

  1. The only way that the temperature of air at a certain location can change is if the amount of pollution in the air changes.
  2. The only way that the temperature of air at a certain location can change is if the amount of clouds blocking the sunlight changes.
  3. The only way the temperature of the air at a certain location can change is when warmer or cooler air from a different location moves in and replaces that air.
  4. The temperature of air at a certain location can change whenever the temperature of the earth’s surface below the air at that location changes.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC011003

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall29%
Grades 6–828%
Grades 9–1230%
Male29%
Female28%
Primary Language is English29%
Primary Language is not English27%

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