September 15, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 16)
Strong Points: Superb coverage of topic
Weak Points: None
If you’re interested in chemistry education, you probably already know about the Journal of Chemical Education’s online digital research. One of the most popular topics young scientists like to get their teeth into is chemistry. That was certainly true for me. If I could have accessed instructional material like what JCE offers when I was in high school, I gladly would have. Cutting a very broad swath through the subject, JCE’s site provides everything from the molecule of the month (rendered in 3-D) to numerous structures, classifications, rules for naming, online tutorials, practice test questions, QuickTime/Flash movies, videos (for sale), external links, and more. Though the site is aimed at instructors, I’m sure when word gets out among high school students about what is offered here for free, they’ll come in droves. One of the best education-related sites I’ve seen to date.