Module developed by Joe Baron, Marvin Blevins, and Barbara Sawrey, the California
Bouma, J. (1989). An application-oriented periodic table of the elements. Journal of
Chemical Education, 66, 741-745.
This kind of periodic table provides an interest for finding the relevance of
chemistry in everyday life.
Campbell, A. (1989). Let us make the table periodic. Journal of Chemical Education,
66, 739-740.
Describes a modified periodic table with symbols and data showing periodic
Gribbin, J. (1984). In search of Schrodingerís cat. Bantam Books.
Kolb, D. (1977). But if atoms are so tiny... Journal of Chemical Education, 54, 543.
An explanation of how the masses of atoms are known.
Lemonick, M. D. (1990, April 16). The ultimate quest. Time, 50-56.
A contemporary essay on how physicists, armed with giant machines (electron-positron
collider, linear collider, tevatron, and superconducting supercollider),
spend billions of dollars in the race to discover building blocks of matter (such
as leptons and quarks).
Peake, B. (1977). The discovery of the electron, proton, and neutron. Journal of
Chemical Education, 66, 738.
Discusses the history of discovery and origins of the names of these three
fundamental particles of an atom.
Ringnes, V. (1989). Origin of the names of chemical elements. Journal of Chemical
Education, 66, 731-740.
Etymology and the reason scientist(s) coined a specified name for a newly
discovered element are surveyed.
Roundy, W. (1989). What is an element? Journal of Chemical Education, 66, 729-730.
Each element is defined by the number of protons in the nuclei.
Zukov, G. (1979). The dancing Wu Li masters. Bantam Books.
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