Item WC036002: Sunlight transfers energy to the land, which warms the land.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about what sunlight does when it shines on an area of land?

  1. Sunlight transfers energy to the land, which warms the land.
  2. Sunlight transfers energy to the land, but transferring energy does not warm the land.
  3. Sunlight warms land by transferring energy to the land, but energy is only transferred if there are plants living on the land.
  4. Sunlight does not transfer energy to the land and does not warm the land.

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Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC036002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall71%
Grades 6–871%
Grades 9–1272%
Male70%
Female72%
Primary Language is English72%
Primary Language is not English65%

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