Item WC085002: Rain falls when tiny water droplets in clouds combine to form larger droplets.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about rain falling from clouds?

  1. Clouds are not made of liquid water but they hold liquid water, and when the pool of liquid water that fills the inside of clouds gets too large for the cloud to hold, the cloud releases the water as rain.
  2. The tiny droplets of liquid water that make up clouds combine into larger droplets, and those droplets fall as rain.
  3. Clouds are not made of liquid water but they hold liquid water, and wind releases this water as rain.
  4. Rain does not fall from clouds. It just falls from the sky.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC085002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall42%
Grades 6–841%
Grades 9–1244%
Male43%
Female41%
Primary Language is English43%
Primary Language is not English33%

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