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An overview of physics and chemistry blogs for educators to explore, and keep up to date with innovations in the world of science.

Blog posts

General blogs

Educator's Monthly - Education News and Resources

  • “We eat, breathe and live education! “
  • “Perhaps the most remarkable yet overlooked aspect of the South African teaching community is its enthusiastic, passionate spirit. Every day, thousands of talented, hard-working educators gain new insight from their work and come up with brilliant, inventive and exciting ideas. Educator’s Monthly aims to bring educators closer and help them share knowledge and resources.
  • Our aim is twofold …
  • To keep South African educators updated and informed.
  • To give educators the opportunity to express their views and cultivate their interests.”
  • http://www.teachersmonthly.com

Head Thoughts – Personal Reflections of a School Headmaster

  • blog by Arthur Preston
  • “Arthur is currently the headmaster of a growing independent school in Worcester, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. His approach to primary education is progressive and is leading the school through an era of new development and change.”
  • http://headthoughts.co.za/

Reflections of a Science Teacher - Scientist, Educator, Life-Long Learner

  • blog by Sandra McCarron
  • “After 18 years as an Environmental Consultant, I began teaching high school science and love it. My writings here reflect some of my thoughts about teaching, as they occur. I look forward to conversations with other thoughtful teachers.”
  • http://sanmccarron.blogspot.com/

The Naked Scientists - Science Radio and Naked Science Podcasts

  • “ ”The Naked Scientists” are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. Their award winning BBC weekly radio programme, The Naked Scientists, reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web.”
  • http://www.thenakedscientists.com/

Chemistry blogs

Chemical Heritage Foundation – We Tell the Story of Chemistry

  • “The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) fosters an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society. An independent, nonprofit organization, CHF maintains major collections of instruments, fine art, photographs, papers, and books. We host conferences and lectures, support research, offer fellowships, and produce educational materials. Our museum and public programs explore subjects ranging from alchemy to nanotechnology.”
  • http://www.chemheritage.org/

ChemBark – A Blog About Chemistry and Chemical Research

  • blog maintained by Paul Bracher
  • “The scope of this blog is the world of chemistry and chemical research. Common subjects of discussion include ideas, experiments, data, publications, writing, education, current events, lab safety, scientific policy, academic politics, history, and trivia.”
  • http://blog.chembark.com/

Chemistry World Blog

  • “This blog provides a forum for news, opinions and discussion about the chemical sciences. Chemistry World is the monthly magazine of the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry.“
  • http://www.rscweb.org/blogs/cw/

Chemistry Blog

  • “A brand new site for chemists and the home of the international chemistry societies’ electronic network. The site provides interesting features and useful services for the chemistry community. The information you find has been made available by various national chemistry societies for dissemination on a single site. Currently around 30 such societies are providing varying levels of information.”
  • http://www.chemistryblog.net/

Master Organic Chemistry

  • blog by James A. Ashenhurst
  • “I’m James. I’ve been an organic chemist for ten years. I love organic chemistry and I want to put the image of organic chemistry as a horror movie to rest (or at least make it less scary and more campy). The main goal for this site is that it be a place for conversation between students and educators. I also hope that it will be useful and valuable for students of organic chemistry.”
  • http://masterorganicchemistry.com/

About.com Chemistry

  • This website is full of great chemistry information, including Chem 101, science projects, elements, plus many interesting articles, including a daily “This Day in Science History”
  • http://chemistry.about.com/

Physics blogs

dotphysics

  • blog by Rhett Allain
  • “This blog is about physics. Not crazy hard physics, but nice physics. You know, like physics you would take home to your mom. I try to aim most of the posts at the physics level an advanced high school student could understand.”
  • http://scienceblogs.com/dotphysics/

Think Thank Thunk – Dealing with the Fear of Being a Boring Teacher

  • blog by Shawn Cornally
  • “I am Mr. Cornally. I desperately want to be a good teacher. I teach Physics, Calculus, Programming, Geology, and Bioethics. Warning: I have problem with using colons. I proof read, albeit poorly.”
  • http://101studiostreet.com/wordpress/

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
hi
Loga
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
Purification of water by natural plants and wetlands
Gift Reply

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