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JCE ChemEd Xchange provides a place for sharing information and opinions. Currently, articles, blogs and reading lists from ChemEd X contributors are listed below. We plan to include other items that the community wishes to share through their contributions to ChemEd X.

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Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science

Fri, 08/02/1996 - 02:00 -- Hal Harris

I picked up this volume because its title suggested that it would encourage hands-on science activities that are essential to good teaching and effective learning. Unfortunately, I discovered on reading it that the author combines a deep antagonism for the scientific "establishment" with credulity for numerous fringe ideas.

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Search for Past Life on Mars: Possible Relic Biogenic Activity in Martian Meteorite ALH84001

Thu, 08/01/1996 - 01:00 -- Hal Harris

How can little green men from Mars not be a "Pick of the Month"? This article has received a huge amount of notice in the popular press, and you've almost certainly heard about it by now. If you click on the highlighted word "Science" above, and you have a personal or institutional subscription to Science, you can read the complete text of the paper for yourself, online.

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Longitude

Mon, 07/01/1996 - 01:00 -- Hal Harris

This book is a nearly ideal choice for summer reading. It is small and short, it tells the fascinating, true story of John Harrison, who may have contributed more than any other individual to the establishment of the British Empire. Working alone, the self-taught Mr.

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The Myth of Scientific Literacy

Sat, 06/01/1996 - 01:00 -- Hal Harris

If you are among the many high school and college chemistry teachers who have adopted the American Chemical Society's curricula, Chemistry in Context for college students or Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) in secondary school, you will find that Morris Shamos will challenge the very basis of what you are trying to do, as well as the whole idea of "scientific literacy".

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Digital Diffraction

Mon, 04/01/1996 - 00:00 -- Hal Harris

I've always thought that optical transforms were a great model for the determination of crystal structures using X-ray diffraction, and I've used the ICE (Institute for Chemical Education) kit for this exercise many times.

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