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!)
Davide Castelvecchi, "Gravity Maps Reveal Why the Moon's Far Side Is Covered with Craters," November 7, 2013Gravity maps produced by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft may explain why the near side of the moon:
(A) always faces towards Earth.
(B) does not produce tides as large as theoretically predicted.
(C) may harbor ice trapped in shadowed craters.
(D) is more radioactive.
(E) has large, shallow impact basins.
Correct answer: (E)
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 49 students