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Item EG028004: For two balloons that contain the same amount of air, the air with the lower temperature has less thermal energy than the air with the higher temperature.

Balloon 1 and Balloon 2 are filled with the same amount of air. The air in Balloon 1 is cooled so that it is at a lower temperature than the air in Balloon 2. The air in which of these balloons has less thermal energy?

  1. The air in Balloon 1 has less thermal energy.
  2. The air in Balloon 2 has less thermal energy.
  3. The air in Balloon 1 and the air in Balloon 2 have the same amount of thermal energy.
  4. Neither the air in Balloon 1 nor the air in Balloon 2 has any thermal energy.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item EG028004
Scale Score for Item Difficulty
(200[Easy]-800[Difficult])
475
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1559 2987 52%
Grades
  6–8 875 1683 52%
  9–12 677 1293 52%
Gender
  Male757145652%
  Female776147653%
Primary Language
  English1396261853%
  Other12528843%

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