Item WC021004: The temperature of water can affect the temperature of air above the water even if the water is only a little bit warmer than the air.

Can warm water increase the temperature of the air above it?

  1. It depends on how warm the water is because the temperature of the water can affect the temperature of the air only if the water is much warmer than the air.
  2. Yes, the temperature of the water can affect the temperature of the air even if the water is only a little bit warmer than the air.
  3. No, the temperature of the water cannot affect the temperature of the air because the temperature of air cannot change.
  4. No, even though the temperature of air can change, warm water cannot increase the temperature of the air above it.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC021004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall40%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1249%
Male43%
Female38%
Primary Language is English41%
Primary Language is not English34%

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