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I adapted this assignment using Carolyn Caffrey Gardner's Google Form as a model. This activity was used for a 50 minute naval architecture honors class. The course is a 2 semester senior research and design capstone and my instruction happened early in the first semester.

I also had each group pause after answering each question so we could talk as a group before moving on to the next question. I combined steps 5 and 6 into a final question on the form in order to highlight specific databases and resources. This activity worked really well for this small group.

One tip for picking an article is to find something interdisciplinary. My choice for this naval architecture class was an article about autonomous underwater vehicles being used to find shipwrecks. This combination of archaeology, naval architecture and robotics meant the party topics went in totally different directions. Great conversations ensued.