Picks

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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Griep Research Group
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:22

If you want to liven up your chemistry course with some music, check out the Griep Research Group Website. They are at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Many suggestions for music can be found. You may also be interested in suggestions for movie clips that you might want to include. 

Recent activity: 2 years 7 months ago
by Melanie Anastasio
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:49

The Higgs boson is one of our era’s most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller.

Recent activity: 2 years 7 months ago
International Year of Chemistry
by Bob Belford
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:44

Students in your classes between 7 and 16 years of age can participate in a global experiment of the UNESCO/IUCr International Year of Crystallography.
http://www.iycr2014.org/participate/global-experiment-2014

Recent activity: 2 years 7 months ago
Why Do Americans Stink at Math?
by Hal Harris
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:36

Parents are rebelling against the Common Core, even though its approach - fostering intuition through real-world examples - is the best way to teach math to kids. The real problem: No one has shown the teachers how to teach it.

Recent activity: 2 years 8 months ago
Wrong Answer, by Michelle Azia
by Hal Harris
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:35

In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.

Recent activity: 2 years 8 months ago
The Unpersuadables, by Will Storr
by Hal Harris
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:53

Journalist Will Storr provides sixteen vignettes about people who hold decidedly minority views about scientific and historical topics. Rather than just saying, "This is what these people believe, and here is why they are wrong", Storr allows each of them to tell their own story, and lets their words speak largely for themselves.

Recent activity: 2 years 8 months ago
Tyrone Hayes
by Hal Harris
Wed, 02/12/2014 - 14:19

Tyrone Hayes is a flamboyant, very public scientist who has been campaigning against the herbicide Atrazine for years. The battle between him and Syngenta is pitched and nasty.

Recent activity: 2 years 10 months ago
by Hal Harris
Wed, 12/11/2013 - 09:49

Insomnia drugs like Ambien are notorious for their side effects. Has Merck created a blockbuster replacement?

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Hal Harris
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:09

Simon Singh uses mathematical tidbits planted by the nerds and geeks who write The Simpsons to lead the reader on an excursion through some amazing mathematics. The book will appeal to the kind of person who might read JCE, and others with some mathematical background and interest.

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:11
Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago