Using Pseudoscience as an Aid to Teaching General and Analytical Chemistry
This site developed by Michael Epstein, Margaret Bullard, Brad Buehler, and Robin Kloster, Department of Science, Mount Saint Mary\'s College contains case studies and experiments, used at this college in Maryland, that could be readily incorporated into an analytical chemistry course. Their inclusion of pseudoscientific topics include (a) lecture, discussion, and examinations; (b) demonstrations; (c) laboratory experiments; and (d) student attendance at a conference where controversial research
Introduction to Chemical Equilibria
An interactive set of applet-based demonstrations (many modeled as experimental measurements) that illustrate the concepts and calculations of chemical equilibria. The site demonstrates equilibrium processes in a reaction vessel by plotting the concentration of reactants and products over time. The site would be a good supplement for a class in general chemistry or quantitative analysis.
The Web: Design for Active Learning
This page focuses on interactivity as it applies to a cohesive design including, high interface, content, and instructional design. This page is usable in gathering strategies for applying active learning in a college environment, although none are specifically related to analytical chemistry. Unfortunately, several of the links on the page are broken, but there are a number of useful ones.
Drug company GlaxoSmithKline offers this online genetics tutorial designed for kids. The tutorial presents lessons on DNA, genes, heredity, genetic susceptibility to disease, and the role of genetic markers in predetermining risk of disease and medicinal response. Each subject page includes a description of the topic, plus loads of interactive educational games and activities. The educational games are especially well done, although the cartoon-style presentation, which is intended for younger s
Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: can Europe be the same with different people in it?
After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. His new book is entitled Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Islam, immigration and the west.
Introduction to Mass Spectrometry
This site contains an on-line text on mass spectrometry at the intermediate level. The text gives good general coverage of mass spectrometry instrumentation and applications in very readable format. It contains nice diagrams that provide a visualization of the ionization and mass selection processes. It also contains an overview of applications of mass spectrometry near the end that is different than most sites related to MS. It is especially appropriate for intermediate students.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This manipulative offers an interactive version of the classic logic game of the same name. In this version, the student plays against the computer and has eight chances to guess the colored pattern of four pegs. The student may select to play with a pattern consisting of two to six colors. The site includes instructions for using the applet, a lesson plan, and information for teachers and parents. There is also a link to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standard for Number
Integrated Spectral Database System for Organic Compounds
Searchable database of infrared, NMR, and mass spectra of organic compounds.
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This document is an introduction to energy. The reading will define energy and discuss topics such as (1) Forms of energy, (2) Kinetic energy (electrical, radiant, thermal, motion, and sound), (3) Potential energy (Chemical, Stored Mechanical, Nuclear, and Gravitational), (4) Conservation of energy, (5) Energy efficiency, and (6) Sources of Energy (renewable and nonrenewable). The document also depicts illustrations of energy transformations and U.S. energy consumption by source. This resource i
This calculus book covers a fairly standard course sequence: single variable calculus, infinite series, and multivariable calculus. There is no chapter on differential equations.
A methodological note on modeling the effects of race: the case of psychological distress
Psychological distress is an important indicator of the mental well-being of the population. Findings regarding racial differences in distress are inconclusive but may represent an important pathway through which disparities exist across a number of physical health outcomes. We used data from the 1994 Minority Health Survey, a nationally representative multiracial/ethnic sample of adults in US households, to examine racial/ethnic differences in psychological distress (n = 3623). Our primary stud
Elementary Abstract Algebra
This book is intended for a one semester introduction to abstract algebra. Available in postscript, pdf, and latex formats.
Iron Hill School: An African-American One-Room School
is a curriculum-oriented guide focusing on a school constructed in 1923 in a rural area of northern Delaware, one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 1919 and 1928 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's Delaware experiment. The site shows photos, maps, and diagrams about the school itself and suggests student activities ranging from philanthropy to school architecture.
Calera, Alabama Comprehensive Plan
This document is a city plan for Calera, Ala. adopted August 11, 2009. Contents: Introduction -- Strategic concept -- Land use and transportation -- Downtown revitalization -- Implementation -- Appendix.
Gulf Shores, Alabama Land Use Plan
This document is a city plan for Gulf Shores, Ala. adopted by the planning commission on January 22, 2008 and the city council on February 11, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Gulf Shores Town Meeting 2007 -- Gulf Shores Strategic Development Concept -- Major development components -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, activity centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- Use of land -- Major development themes -- Land use types and characteristics -- Conclusion.
West Florence Neighborhood Plan, Florence, Alabama
This document is a city plan for the West Florence Neighborhood in Florence, Ala. adopted February 24, 2009 and ratified March 3, 2009. Contents: Introduction -- The neighborhood plan and process -- Existing conditions/opportunities -- Neighborhood strategic concept -- Strategic developement components -- Implementation.
University of Alabama Campus Master Plan
This document is a campus plan for the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama drafted in May of 2007. Contents: Introduction -- Master plan -- Plan elements -- Implementation.
Northport Land Use Plan, Northport, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Northport, Ala. adopted October 9, 2007. Contents: Introduction -- Northport town meeting -- Citywide development concept -- Green infrastructure -- Gateways, centers and corridors -- Neighborhoods -- The use of land -- Traffic and roadways -- Greenways and parks -- Growth and development regulation -- Annexation -- Specific plans and planning -- Coordinating plans and capital budgets -- Conclusion.
Cahaba Heights Community Plan, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Cahaba Heights in Vestavia Hills, Ala. adopted November 13, 2008 and approved December 15, 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Analysis and evaluation -- Strategic concept -- Gateways and image corridors -- Land use and transportation -- Commericial centers and business development -- Neighborhoods -- Community facilities and recreation -- Recommendations and implementation.
Springville Comprehensive Plan, Springville, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Springville, Ala. prepared sometime between 1990 and 2008. Contents: Introduction to the plan -- Citywide strategic concept -- Springville town meeting -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers, gateways and corridors -- The use of the land -- Transportation -- Downtown Springville -- Plan implementation -- Conclusion.