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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 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

 

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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 b

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:23

The ACS Chem Clubs Web site offers an assortment of ideas to spice up your lesson plans near Halloween.  There are many recommended demonstrations including using a Jack-O-Lantern with different color flames or smoke coming out of it.  There are activities for dressing up like elements and testing candy just to mention a couple. 

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Recent activity: 3 years 5 months ago
by Hal Harris
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 14:39

A moon-walker is suffering from visions. His proposed human-centered space exploration scheme would divert resources to adventure from science.

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by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 08:35

Scientists in Sweden confirm new element 115 after atoms collide. Check out this CNN clip for information about the most recently discovered element #115.

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by Hal Harris
Wed, 07/24/2013 - 13:49

Lots of us learned about percentages and statistics by studying batting averages, and many of our students are passionately choosing players for fantasy leagues in various sports. Is it possible to find methods for the evaluation of players in soccer using methods similar to those in "Moneyball"? This question and many others are addressed in "Soccernomics"

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