Archive for the ‘Elements’ Category

Chemistry 101

Now as I told my daughter a while back, science was never my strong point in school but as an adult, I’ve really come to love it. That said, these two articles are really just going to cover chemistry 101. To be honest with you, I never took chemistry, either in grade school or college.

The article that is focused on grade school is entitled “Chemistry crayon labels add an ‘element’ of playful learning to coloring” by over at Inhabitots. I wish I had those when I use to color.

The second article, focused on the college level, is entitled “New elements recently added to periodic table” by the University of Tennessee. I don’t know what’s there now, so that’s not going to help. FYI,  there will be a quiz next week.

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Green Librarian

 

 

 

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Ode to Sea Salt

With this being the year of the elements (mostly because my date book this year is entitled The Elements) I thought I would post this very nice article on salt. Now while salt not actually an element, it is in fact a compound or combination of elements. So while I wish I were sitting somewhere on a beach in France, here’s the next best thing. It’s entitled “Letters from Paris: Magic Measured in a Pile of Salt” by Elaine Sciolino of the New York Times.

Cheers!

 

Green Librarian

Elementary my dear Watson

Okay, in the last month or so there have been three new elelments discovered and so in honor of the movie Hunting the Elements over at PBS, I thought I would post these two articles on those very elements.
 
The first one is over at LiveScience and is entitled “2 New Elements on Periodic Table Get Names” by Clara Moskowitz. It’s about two new man-made elements that are the latest addition to the Periodic Chart. Just to warn you though, it’s avery heavy read.
 
The other one is actually about a newly discovered mineral called Panguite and the article is “Scientist Find New Primitive Mineral in Meteorite” and is over Science Daily. Now back to Hunting the Elements.
 
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One at a time

This story and subsequent article brought back thoughts to if I ever read the book Sand: The Never-Ending Story by Michael Welland. I know I checked it out but I don’t think I ever finished it, so I went ahead and requested it again.

The story was over at Yahoo! and is entitled “Tine Remnants of War Found in Omaha Beach Sand” by Corrie MacLaggan via Reuters and the article, “D-Day’s Legacy: Remnants of Invasion Linger in Beach Sands” over at Earth Magazine.

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Green Librarian

Elements

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Okay, I just got my usual e-mail alert on the latest NOVA show and since it coincides with my calendar datebook entitled “The Photographic 2012 Engagement Calendar of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe” (Whew, that’s a long title) this year, I thought it was appropriate to go ahead and send out the link. The show is called “Hunting the Elements” at PBS tomorrow at 8:00pm central. Check it out!

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Green Librarian