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!)
J.D. Harrington, Michele Johnson, and Karen Randall, "NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone,'" April 17, 2014NASA's Kepler Space Telescope discovered the first Earth-sized habitable zone exoplanet Kepler-186f, which may have:
(A) clear radio signals.
(B) liquid water on its surface.
(C) enough energy for photosynthesis.
(D) active volcanoes.
(E) tectonic plate motion.
Correct answer: (B)
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 36 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 2 students