Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
Students are assigned to read online articles on current astronomy events, and take a short current events quiz during the first 10 minutes of lab. (This motivates students to show up promptly to lab, as the time cut-off for the quiz is strictly enforced!)
Astronomy.com editors, "Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth," August 18, 2011When it makes its closest approach to Earth in October, Comet Elenin C/2010 X1 is expected to:
(A) pass between Earth and the moon.
(B) slightly increase the probability of earthquakes.
(C) briefly eclipse part of the sun.
(D) require binoculars at a dark sky location to be visible.
(E) increase the intensity of the northern lights.
Correct answer: (D)
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 7 students
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 9 students
(D) : 36 students
(E) : 3 students