The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets by Simon Singh

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.


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

Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-based Assessment Resources for Teachers


Elemental Videos

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

Can You Spot the Real Outlier? by Eileen Pollack

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?


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.

Beyond Benign

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

SCARY Halloween fun!

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.