Misconception WCM068:

The amount of energy sunlight transfers to a place on the surface of the earth increases during the whole day (until the sun goes below the horizon) (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception WCM068
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WC093002

A plant receives the most intense sunlight in the middle of the day when the sun is highest in the sky.

27%

WC117001

A plant receives the most energy from sunlight in the middle of the day when the sun is highest in the sky.

25%