Misconception CLM004:

The highest point the sun reaches in the sky does not change throughout the year (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception CLM004
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CL039002

In the southern hemisphere, if the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is lower throughout the year at one place than at another place, the place where the maximum height of the sun is lower must be farther south.

20%

CL032002

For a place in the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky changes each day in both January and December.

19%

CL030002

In the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is greater in March than in January.

19%

CL033002

For places that are north of the topical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky increases each day for six months and then decreases each day for the next six months.

17%

CL035002

For a place that is north of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky gets a little lower each day in July.

16%

CL140001

For a place south of the tropical region, the maximum height of the sun in the sky gradually gets a little lower each day in January.

16%

CL038001

In the northern hemisphere, if the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is lower throughout the year at one place than at another place, the place where the maximum height the sun reaches is lower is farther north.

16%

CL040002

In the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is greater in the summer than in the winter.

15%

CL029002

For two places that are north of the tropical region, the maximum height of the sun in the sky is lower for the place that is farther north.

15%

CL034002

For places in the northern hemisphere and north of the tropical region, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky is a little greater each day between January and May.

13%

CL031002

In the northern hemisphere, the maximum height the sun reaches in the sky gets a little higher each day in January.

13%