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The Disappearing Spoon by
Call Number: QD466 .K37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-07-12
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.
The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by
Call Number: Graphic Novel QD37 .G625 2005
Publication Date: 2005-05-03
If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy. You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!
Applied Science and Technology Source
Contains trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyers' guides, directories, and conference proceedings.
Science (Gale OneFile)
Covers general science topics with full text, citations, and indexing.
Springer eJournal Collection
Covers mathematics, economics, ecology, religion, history and more. Contains full text and indexing for most titles beginning in the late 1990s. Coverage varies by title.
Essential Chemistry Series
Filmed at Widener University and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, this five-part series spotlights foundational aspects of chemistry that every science student needs to know. Footage of laboratory experiments reinforcing important concepts, sophisticated animations illustrating technical points of discussion, and commentary by experts passionate about science make Essential Chemistry an indispensable educational tool. Viewable/printable instructor’s guides are available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. 5-part series, 22-28 minutes each.
Mystery of Matter: Search For the Elements Series
The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. (55 to 56 minutes each)
Chemistry in Action Series
This series is designed to relate basic concepts of chemistry to commercial chemical process technologies and to link textbook learning to the production of commonly used materials. 10-part series, 20 minutes each.
Ever Wondered? The Cutting Edge of Science and Technology (Series 2) Series
Ever Wondered? The Cutting Edge of Science and Technology is a ten-part series that explores virtual worlds, forensic science, mysteries of the deep, and much, much more. 10-part series, 22 minutes each.
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Periodic Table of Elements - Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry's interactive periodic table features history, alchemy, podcasts, videos, and data trends across the periodic table. Click the tabs at the top to explore each section. Use the buttons above to change your view of the periodic table and view Murray Robertson’s stunning Visual Elements artwork. Click each element to read detailed information.
Khan Academy Chemistry
Content includes subject-specific overviews, videos, practice questions, and quizzes in both Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
Bitsize Chemistry (BBC)
All about the fundamentals of chemistry, including short overviews, video clips, and practice quizzes to help reinforce classroom learning.
Periodical Table of Elements (technology focus)
Shows how elements are used to create modern technology.
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