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THRIVE ONLINE and CULINARY REACTIONS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 29, 2013

Net Smart : how to thrive online by Howard Reingold. 302.231 RHE

Daniel H. Pink refers to Net Smart “as a lifeboat for people who want to participate in new technologies without drowning in the flood”.  A guide to being literate in today’s, always-on world.  Illustes how to use the WEB mindfully, articulating a comprehensive set of social norms, practices, and protocols to help unleash the collective power of networked intelligence.

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Culinary Reactions : the everyday chemistry of cooking, by Simon Quellen Field.  664 FIE

The author turns measuring cups, stovetop burners, and mixing bowls into graduated cylinders, Bunsen burners, and beakers.  Every time you follow a recipe, you are experimenting with acids and bases, emulsions and suspensions, gels and foams.  But unlike in a laboratory, you can eat your experiments to verify your hypotheses.  This easy-to-follow primer even includes recipes to demonstrate the concepts being discussed.

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Why Chemistry Matters

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 10, 2008

This fascinating new series from Crabtree Publishing makes chemistry fun for young readers!  Using common examples from everyday life, Why Chemistry Matters makes complicated lessons enjoyable and easy to learn.  Full colour photographs and easy-to-follow text leads students through engrossing exercises and explanations.

Titles in this series are:  Acids and Bases — Atoms and Molecules — Chemical changes — Elements and Compounds — Mixtures and Solutions — States of Matter.

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Mythbusters DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 21, 2008

Is it fact or fiction? Special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take urban legends and put them to the scientific test. From surviving a plane crash to training a goldfish, the MythBusters team designs an experiment to prove whether it’s possible or another myth busted. The concepts presented in each program will have students looking at science in a whole new way.  We have the following 20 episodes: Animal Behavior, Bacteria, Botanical Growth, Buoyancy, Chemical Changes, Chemical Reactions, Circular Motion, Combustion, Electricity and Magnetism, Electricity, Energy Conservation, Force and Motion, Forces, Gravity, Inertia, Myths About Motion, Reflected Energy, Sound Energy, Water Displacement, and Work and Energy.

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