Misconception WCM085:

Sunlight does not warm the water on the surface of the earth (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception WCM085
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How Often the Misconception was Chosen

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WC022001

Sunlight can increase the temperature of land and the temperature of water.

18%

WC041003

Sunlight can warm a lake by different amounts during a day depending on the position of the sun in the sky.

7%