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Redskins Jimmy Moreland

What is the main idea of this article?

Jimmy Moreland says “I’m trying to get that turnover ratio up, get my defense off the field and get my offense momentum back.”.

What does “ratio” mean in this context?

Josh Norman said “He’s going to make a big impact for us.”. 

What does “impact” mean in this context?

Redskins.com wrote “Since then 13 James Madison players made the NFL before the Redskins selected Moreland in this year’s seventh round.”. 

What does “selected” mean in this context?

Who was the first James Madison University graduate drafted in the NFL?

Who has the most interceptions in the history of James Madison University

Which challenge did Jimmy Moreland face?

What makes a person a “ball–hawk” according to this article?

What question do you have for Jimmy Moreland?

Was there anything (or any word) that you did not understand?

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NASA's updates on the Opportunity Rover.

What is this article mainly about?

John Callas is quoted saying, "We have now exceeded the prime–mission duration by a factor of 50…."

What does "exceeded" mean in his context?

It isn't immediately clear what John Callas means by "a factor of 50." You may need to use some mathematical estimation to figure it out.

What does "a factor of 50" mean to John Callas?

When was the Opportunity Rover expected to stop working?

What date was this article published?

The article states that "These activities are part of a two–year extended mission that began Oct. 1, the newest in a series of extensions going back to the end of Opportunity's prime mission in April 2004."

What does "extended" mean in this context?

In the same quote (copied below), what does "series" mean?

"These activities are part of a two–year extended mission that began Oct. 1, the newest in a series of extensions going back to the end of Opportunity's prime mission in April 2004."

Guy Webster writes that "…Opportunity explored the 'Marathon Valley' area of Endeavour's western rim, documenting the geological context of water–related minerals that had been mapped there from orbital observations." What does "documenting" mean in this context?

In the same quote (below), what is an "observation"?

"…Opportunity explored the 'Marathon Valley' area of Endeavour's western rim, documenting the geological context of water–related minerals that had been mapped there from orbital observations."

What is a mineral?

When does the article say that NASA is on track to send humans to Mars?

What forms part of the southern wall of Marathon Valley?

What else would you like to learn about the Opportunity Rover?

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Dr. Joy Crisp: Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Project

What excites Dr. Joy Crisp in this article?

Which two places are hematite rocks often found?

What characteristic would prove to Dr. Joy Crisp that the rocks were affected by water?

How much grey hermatite does Dr. Joy Crisp expect to find in the area they are exploring?

What evidence does Dr. Joy Crisp want to use to help describe the past environment on Mars?

What does Dr. Joy Crisp think her research could lead to?

Which two types of material indicate that water was in an area?

What is the name of the mineral that Dr. Joy Crisp discusses in this article?

(Be careful, spelling matters!)

If you could, is there anything you would ask Dr. Joy Crisp?

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nature.com: Rethinking Mars exploration

What is this article mainly about?

Alexandra Witze wrote "… scientists who participate in the agency’s Mars missions might no longer design and build their own highly specialized payloads to explore the red planet." The word"payload" refers to the things the spaceship could carry.

What does "highly specialized" mean in this context?

How is space travel changing according to this article?

What are the names of the three functioning orbiters NASA sent to Mars?

Who is the head of NASA's Mars exploration program?

(Be careful, spelling matters!)

When does NASA want to start planning a trip to Mars?

Alexandra Wentz also stated that "The agency’s long–running string of spacecraft is winding to a close, and international and commercial interests are on the rise."

What does "international" mean?

In the same quote (below), what does "commercial" mean?

"The agency’s long–running string of spacecraft is winding to a close, and international and commercial interests are on the rise."

One sentence in this nature.com article begins "Throughout the 2000s, NASA sent a sustained barrage of spacecraft to Mars…"

Which phrase best describes what "[t]hroughout the 2000s" means?

One sentence in this nature.com article begins "Throughout the 2000s, NASA sent a sustained barrage of spacecraft to Mars…"

In the same quote, what is another word that means the same as "sustained" in this context?

How do scientists currently get access to telescopes?

What else would you like to learn about NASA's plans to explore Mars?

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National Geographic Video

What is this Nat Geo video mainly about?

This video talks a lot about "reusable" rockets.

What does "reusable" mean in this context?

What does the prefix "re–" mean?

This video mentions the "microgravity" on Mars.

What does "microgravity" mean in this context?

What American spent a year in space?

What happens to astronauts that spend a long time in space?

Host, Andrew Fazekas, thinks that terraforming is a "fascinating" idea.

What do the two expert panelists think?

What does Ray Arvidson describe about problems with terraforming?

At the very beginning, the moderator says that Mars is within the "Habitable Zone."

What does the "Habitable Zone." mean?

After the shuttle takes off in the fifth minute of the movie, why do people cry?

Who does Jedidah Isler say should be sent to Mars?

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Robotic Explorers

Who is the presenter on this video?
(Be careful, spelling counts!)

What does this video describe?

What happens first when Spirit hits the surface of Mars?

When Spirit had issues how did they fix the problem?

How long has Spirit been on Mars when this video was taken?

How does Mars help Opportunity with its mission?

What charges the batteries on Curiosity?

What makes Curiosity different than previous Mars' exploration vehicles?

Why are Curiosity's wheel made of titanium?

What is the purpose of Curiosity's laser?

Who decides where Curiosity goes?

How tall is the dune that "freaked out" the presenter?

What is special about the "hematite" rocks Curiosity may have recently found?

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Article on Previous Explorations of Mars by NASA

What is the main idea of this article?

When did the Mariner spaceshuttles explore Mars?

What happened to Mariner 3?

How long did it take Mariner 4 to reach Mars?

NASA writes that "Mariner 3 and 4 were identical spacecraft designed to carry out the first flybys of Mars"

What does "identical" mean in this context?

NASA writes "The pictures, played back from a small tape recorder over a long period, showed lunar–type impact craters…."

What does "period" mean in this context?

In the same sentence below, what is another word that means the same as "impact"?

"The pictures, played back from a small tape recorder over a long period, showed lunar–type impact craters…."?

The article says that "…continuing long–term studies of the solar wind environment and making coordinated measurements with Mariner 5…."

What does "coordinated measurements" mean in this context?

How many years ago did we first photograph Mars?

Is there anything you do not understand about this reading?

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Tables and pictures of Mars facts from NASA

Which statement correctly compares the speed of the Earth and Mars orbiting the Sun?

Which statement correctly compares the speed of the Earth and Mars orbiting the Sun in miles per hour?

How many more minutes are in a Martian day?

Lebron James weighs 249 pounds and Steph Curry weighs 190 pounds.

How many more pounds would Lebron weigh than Steph on Mars?

How much further does Earth travel in 24 hours than Mars?

What is the range of temperatures on Earth?

An infographic estimates that Mars' diamater is one half as wide as Earth.

How many miles is this estimate off?

How much further is Mars from the Sun than Earth?

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Article on Traveling to Mars by NASA

What is the main idea of NASA's article?

What does the section title "Travelers of the Future, Beware"?

In this sentence: "Arid, rocky, cold and apparently lifeless, the Red Planet offers few hospitalities."

What does "apparently" mean in this context?

In the same sentence below, what is another word or phrase that means the same as "arid"?

"Arid, rocky, cold and apparently lifeless, the Red Planet offers few hospitalities."?

What environment on Earth is most like living on Mars?

Where are the largest volcanoes mentioned in this article?

NASA says that "Mars looms as the ultimate lonely planet destination."

What does "destination" mean in this context?

NASA states "Channeled Scabland in Washington, where catastrophic floods swept through the land…"

What does "catastrophic" mean in this context?

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Hypothesis Testing Terminology Set 2

What does alpha level mean?

What does hypothesis testing mean?

What does critical region mean?

What does "Cohen's d" mean?

What does confidence interval mean?

What does one–tailed test mean?

What does hypothesis testing mean?

What does null hypothesis mean?

What does power mean?

What does alternative hypothesis mean?

What does effect size mean?

What does two–tailed test mean?

What does Type I error mean?

What does p–value mean?

What does Type II error mean?