ChemEd X contributors and staff members are continually coming across items of interest that they feel others may wish to know about. Picks include, but need not be limited to, books, magazines, journals, articles, apps—most anything that has a link to it can qualify.

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by Hal Harris
Wed, 03/02/2016 - 16:14

Rivalries, intrigue, and fraud in the world of stem-cell research. This "inside story" from some of the most prestigious biochemistry laboratories in the world can provide grist for any course on ethics in modern science.

Recent activity: 2 years 9 months ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:06

This week I did "The Murky Myster of Matter Measurement" by Chad Bridle. Basically, students are working at making a series of predictions and measurements concerning the mass, volume and ultimately density of two different types of beads.

Recent activity: 2 years 9 months ago
by Chad Husting
Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:52

Flinn Scientific has a great elearning video series. Many of the videos have master teachers demonstrating some great labs and techniques that they do in the classroom.           

Recent activity: 2 months 23 hours ago
by Dan Meyers
Sun, 02/21/2016 - 14:37

This year in the midwest United States, winter has been a fickle friend. I haven’t seen the same amount of snow or ice as in recent years, but I still made sure I was prepared for it at our home by stocking up on calcium chloride to use as a de-icer on my driveway and sidewalks. 

Recent activity: 2 years 9 months ago
by Michelle Okroy
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 18:24

Have you ever had a student ask random questions about each and every element? More than ever it seems as if students are excited about the physical sciences and we, as educators, owe it to them to continue their curiosity. With so much information available at their fingertips, we want to verify that the information they are collecting is accurate.

Recent activity: 2 years 9 months ago
by Michelle Okroy
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 22:38

Over the past few years puzzle apps have been a favorite amongst high school students. Although each vary in degree of difficulty, most involve recognizing patterns in order to advance to the next phase of the game. 

Recent activity: 2 years 10 months ago
by Michelle Okroy
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 12:47

                Have you ever wondered why so many undergraduate students struggle with their general chemistry courses in college?

Recent activity: 2 years 11 months ago
by Hal Harris
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:03

For decades, aspiring bomb makers - including ISIS - have desperately tried to get their hands on a lethal substance called red mercury.  There's a reason they never have.

Recent activity: 3 years 2 weeks ago
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:54

We continue to hear bad news about chemistry classroom accidents. Please share this with your cohorts. We cannot assume that everyone knows how to be safe when performing demonstrations. 

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Recent activity: 3 years 3 weeks ago
by Erica Posthuma-Adams
Mon, 10/19/2015 - 09:53

Modeling InstructionTM is specifically designed so students construct meaning without being told what to think and I needed videos that aligned with this philosophy.  That’s when I ran across this TedEd talk with Dr. Derek Muller.

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Recent activity: 1 year 4 months ago