Item WC084002: Rain falls from clouds when air cools, causing water droplets to form.

What makes rain fall from a cloud?

  1. Rain falls from a cloud any time wind blows on the clouds.
  2. Rain falls from a cloud when two clouds collide, causing them to burst open.
  3. Rain falls from a cloud when the air in the cloud cools, causing water droplets to form.
  4. Rain falls from a cloud when the pool of water in the cloud becomes too large, so the cloud can no longer hold the water inside.
Distribution of responses
Answer Choice
Overall
Grades
Gender
Primary Language
 
n = 3134
6–8
n = 1976
9–12
n = 1156
Male
n = 1487
Female
n = 1587
English
n = 2795
Other
n = 248
A. 4% 4% 4% 5% 2% 4% 3%
B. 7% 7% 7% 8% 7% 7% 13%
C. 38% 31% 49% 37% 39% 38% 38%
D. 51% 58% 39% 50% 52% 52% 46%