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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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: 3 years 3 weeks 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: 3 years 1 month 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: 3 years 2 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 8 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 8 months ago
by Tom Kuntzleman
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:11
Recent activity: 3 years 8 months 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago