Item WC019002: The temperature of air can increase by moving over land that is warmer than the air.

If cool air moves over land that is warmer than the air, can the land cause the temperature of the air to increase?

  1. Yes, the temperature of the air can increase because the warm land can increase the temperature of the air above it.
  2. Yes, the temperature of the air can increase, but only if the air is above an extremely hot place, such as a volcano that is erupting.
  3. No, the temperature of the air cannot increase because warm land cannot change the temperature of the air above it.
  4. No, warm land cannot cause the temperature of the air above it to increase. Land can only cause the temperature of the air above it to decrease. 

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC019002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall40%
Grades 6–837%
Grades 9–1244%
Male40%
Female39%
Primary Language is English40%
Primary Language is not English39%

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