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I previously posted about Your School Library on 03/25/2015. Check it out!
You may be new to your school, or have not had the time to explore the library, but it’s a very useful resource.
Here is a 2011 article about the need for student learning on how to research in a school library. It states, “[t]he most alarming finding in the ERIAL [Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries] studies was perhaps the most predictable: when it comes to finding and evaluating sources in the Internet age, students are downright lousy.”
This is a college-level journal article, and it’s several pages long, but it’s helpful to be familiar with the limitations of college students performing research.
Of course, they’ll learn about library use in their Language Arts course, but it’s good to echo the need for library research skills in other disciplines.
You may be heading into a unit about The Periodic Table – for your information, two past blog posts are (1) “The Periodic Table” dated 02/23/2014 and (2) “NOVA video ‘Hunting the Elements’ (2012) “ dated 11/01/2015.
A common assignment is to have students research the various chemical elements and the history of their discovery. The librarian may be able to help with this project, maybe even conduct a class in the Library to familiarize the students with its resources and allow them to start the project.
By the way, I just found this resource for chemistry teachers that may be useful:
This Blog contains several entries that would be helpful to your chemistry classroom. Remember, you can check out the Topic List to help you to find past Blog entries.
The lab book Chemistry on a Budget is very useful to your Chemistry classroom with labs and class article ideas.
Also, Write To Me about your successes, challenges, or questions in the Chemistry Classroom.
Enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving break!