Media Reported Science


MRS 1: 2/25/14

Then read:

Answer the following questions:

  1. 1)What issue is the study trying to address?

  2. 2)How do they address it?

  3. 3)What is stereotype threat?

  4. 4)Describe the study done

  5. 5)What were the results

  6. 6)Did you learn any additional information reading the Science article?

  7. 7)How convinced are you of the study? Why/Why not?

  8. 8)What additional study would you propose?

Part 1. Due 3/4/14


Final Summary:

Summarize all of the above answers and additionally, summarize what you learned from reading the articles and what you learned from discussion with your peers.

Part 2. Due 3/11/14

MRS 2: 4/10/14

Part 1 Due : 4/17/14

Then Read:

If you try to read the second link while off campus, you will only get the first paragraph because you need UofA’s subscription to read it.  To access from off campus, copy the link into the proxy url box on this site You will be asked to log in with your UA user ID and password.  After you do that, you should get the full article because you are now using UA’s subscription to science

Answer the following Questions:

  1. 1)What did this team do for the first time on another planet?

  2. 2)The paper mentions two different types of ages.  What processes do these ages represent

  3. 3)How is the surface of Mars usually dated? What are the challenges with this method?

  4. 4)Which is shielded from galactic cosmic rays more - Mars or Earth? Why? (hint: there are two reasons why)

  5. 5)What evidence was there for a stream bed in Gale Crater ?

  6. 6)What is the average scarp retreat rate over the last ~80Myr and how did the authors find this value? What is one of the reasons this rate could be incorrect? How could this be tested?

  7. 7)Where do the authors suggest that the best place to find preserved organics might be? Why?

  8. 8)Did you learn any additional information reading the Science article (the answer is not No)?