Misconception RGM081:

Gravitational potential energy depends on an object’s shape. Students believe gravitational pull is influenced by the shape of an object. (AAAS Project 2061, 2017)

Items that test for misconception RGM081 in this key idea (Gravitational potential energy is a…)
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EG015003

The mass of a rock will affect the gravitational potential energy of a rock on top of a cliff.

13%

Items that test for misconception RGM081 in other key ideas

RG049003

A rock on the higher post is more likely to break when it falls than a rock on a lower post because the rock on the higher post is farther from the ground.

7%