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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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 7 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:11
Recent activity: 3 years 1 month ago
by Deanna Cullen
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:09

The MOSART tests are designed to measure understanding of science concepts. The name, MOSART, stands for:

Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-based Assessment Resources for Teachers

 

Recent activity: 3 years 2 months ago
by Hal Harris
Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:53

Elizabeth Kolbert, one of the best writers about environmental issues, reviews three books about what many consider to be the root of them - population policy.

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 12:27

The Periodic Table of Videos has been around for a while, but they are actively updating videos and creating new ones.  The videos were created by Brady Haran at the University of Nottingham.  They are short and very informative.  I like to use them during lessons when my classes are discussing specific elements.  For instance, some of us like to demonstrate adding lithium and/or sodium to wate

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Hal Harris
Mon, 10/07/2013 - 17:09

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the attendees included Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Niels Bohr - and just one woman (Marie Curie). Almost 90 years later, why does science remain so much of an old boys' club?

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:21

ChemMatters is an educational magazine containing articles on topics for high school chemistry students. The articles explain the connection between what chemistry students learn in school and the world around them.

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:59

Environmental studies can be included in any science curriculum.  Whether you are looking for lessons to incorporate ideas related to "green chemistry" or you are looking to use safer methods and materials in the laboratory, you will find many great resources at this site.  There are new labs and also replacement labs for some of those familar activities that we shouldn't be doing anymore.   Th

Recent activity: 3 years 3 months ago