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!)
Yann Alibert and Willy Benz, "Preferentially Earth-Sized Planets with Lots of Water" (October 24, 2016)The majority of exoplanets orbiting red dwarf stars may have extremely deep oceans with icy cores, based on:
(A) greenhouse effect stability.
(B) water vapor absorption lines.
(C) computer simulations.
(D) radio interferometry.
(E) cloud layer reflectance.
Correct answer: (C)
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 3 students
(B) : 6 students
(C) : 12 students
(D) : 3 students
(E) : 0 students