Misconception EGM048:

Living things give inanimate objects energy by carrying or pushing them. For example, a person gives a bike energy by riding it or a bird give a stick energy by carrying it (Herrmann-Abell & DeBoer, 2010).

Items that test for misconception EGM048 in this project () and key idea ()
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How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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EG006006

When a person is riding a bike, the person has more motion energy than the bike because the person weighs more than the bike.

35%

RG178001

When a bird and a piece of food are at the same height above the ground, the bird has more gravitational potential energy because the it has more mass than the food.

22%

RG177001

When a girl and skateboard move at the same speed, the girl has more kinetic energy because the she weighs more than the skateboard.

20%

RG103002

There are a number of different ways the amount of energy something has can change, for example, by changing its motion or heating it.

17%

RG077003

When two pieces of tape repel each other, the potential energy that the pieces of tape have decreases as they are allowed to move apart and is converted into kinetic energy.

17%

EG008004

A ball has motion energy only when it is moving.

17%

EG019005

When a bird is flying with a stick in its mouth, the bird has more gravitational potential energy because it weighs more than the stick.

17%

NG065005

A pendulum stops swinging because the motion energy of the ball is transferred somewhere else, like the air, as the ball swings from side to side.

15%

NG065004

A pendulum stops swinging because the motion energy of the ball is transferred somewhere else, like the air, as the ball swings from side to side.

15%

RG017003

A car gets the energy it needs to move by burning the gasoline.

8%