Misconception CLM039:

Cold air sinks only if it is a lot colder than the air around it (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception CLM039 in this project () and key idea ()
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RG157002

When cold air enters a room with warmer air, the colder air will sink toward the floor.

24%

CL008002

When cold air comes into contact with warmer air around it, the cold air will sink.

24%