Each week you will be paired up with a classmate to a lead discussion of a topic based on your assigned article. The discussion involves both summarizing the article (a one-page handout is suggested) and generating questions on the topic based on the article.
|Jan 20||Early Earth|
|January 27||Age of the Earth and Solar System, formation of planets|
|February 3||Origin of Earth's crust, mantle, core|
|February 10||Origin and evolution of Earth's hydrosphere|
|February 17||Origin and evolution of Earth's atmosphere|
|February 24||Origin of life on Earth|
|March 3||Snowball Earth and Precambrian climate|
|March 17||Mass extinctions in Earth history|
|March 24||Cenozoic hothouse and icehouse|
|April 7||Current and future climate change|
If you know the title of the article you have been assigned, simply type the article name into OneSearch.
If you have the volume/issue/page number for the article you have been assigned you can either look the journal up in OneSearch and then link the journal or go directly to publisher's website.
Scientific research articles usually include
Knowing the different sections of a scientific article will make it easier to understand the article. By comparing the same section across papers, you might be able to discern how the science has evolved or the influences of one group on the other.
Questions and themes to consider as you read.