Item WC114001: Water vapor in air can come from water in plants and in the soil.

If the temperature of the air in a town is cool, and the town has no rivers or lakes and is not close to an ocean, could the air at that town have water vapor in it?

  1. No, the air at the town must be both warm and be close to a large body of water for the air to have water vapor in it.
  2. No, the air at the town does not have to be warm, but it must be close to a large body of water to have water vapor in it.
  3. No, the air at the town does not have to be close to a large body of water, but it must be warm to have water vapor in it.
  4. Yes, the air at that town could have water vapor in it because the water vapor can come from water in plants or soil even when the air is cool.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WC114001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall43%
Grades 6–841%
Grades 9–1246%
Male40%
Female45%
Primary Language is English44%
Primary Language is not English35%

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