Item WC099002: Both water that is colder and water that is warmer than the air above can affect the temperature of the air above.

Can the temperature of water affect the temperature of the air above the water?

  1. The temperature of the water can affect the temperature of the air only if the water is colder than the air, not if the water is warmer than the air.
  2. The temperature of the water can affect the temperature of the air only if the water is warmer than the air, not if the water is colder than the air.
  3. The temperature of the water can affect the temperature of the air if the water is warmer or if it is colder than the air.
  4. The temperature of water cannot affect the temperature of air when the water is colder than the air, and the temperature of water cannot affect the temperature of air when the water is warmer than the air.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC099002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall46%
Grades 6–843%
Grades 9–1251%
Male44%
Female47%
Primary Language is English46%
Primary Language is not English43%

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