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Chemistry

Chemistry

Below are books and websites that will help you get started on your Chemistry Homework. Stuck? Remember you can always call the Rose-Hulman Homework Help Hotline.

Websites

Books:

Why Is Milk White? Step by Step Science Experiments in Chemistry Analyze This Testing Materials Cool Chemistry for Girls
The Elements Kitchen Chemistry Chemistry Get a Big Reaction Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects
It's Elementary Mixtures and Solutions Chemical elements from Carbon to Krypton
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Identifying Leaves

Identifying Leaves

Have you been assigned making a leaf collection yet? If you have started your collection already but haven’t identified the leaves yet, here are some websites and books that will help you figure out the names of the trees your leaves came from.

Websites

If you want to check out one of the libary’s tree identification books, don’t wait until the last minute to put one on hold. These go fast! And if you want to read about someone who feels your pain – try Gianna Z, she’s got a leaf collection due also, and if her disorganizatin and procrastination keep her from getting it done, she can’t run in the cross-country sectionals. She is feeling the pressure to find the leaves and identify them before it is too late.
101 Trees of Indiana a Field Guide National Audobon Society Field Guide to Trees DK Trees Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z
Tell Me Tree A Guide to Familiar American Trees Trees of North America

If you haven’t started your collection yet or want to add to what you already have, there are two great places you can go in Indianapolis to find leaves, Crown Hill Cemetery and Butler University. Both places have websites you can go to for maps and directions. They even label the trees so that you know for sure what kind of leaf you have. Put on some old shoes and go on a leaf hike. The sun is shining, you get a map, the trees are labelled – Easy A!

CROWN HILL CEMETERY
700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Phone: 317-925-3800
Directions & Hours

BUTLER UNIVERSITY
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-940-9413 or 317-940-8302
This is the phone number to the Butler University Herbarium (A herbarium is a preserved collection of plant specimens.)

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Staff Pick: I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures

Staff Pick: I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat: History’s Strangest Cures

I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat

It wasn’t too long ago that people tried all sorts of things to help sick people feel better. They tried wild things like drinking a glass full of millipedes or putting some mustard on one’s head. Some of the cures worked, and some of them…well, let’s just say that millipedes, living or dead, are not meant to be ingested.

This is a funny medical mystery tour to discover that while times may have changed, many of today’s most reliable cure-alls have their roots in some very peculiar practices, and so relevant connections can be drawn from what they did then to what we do now.

Feeling sick? Look up remedies in this book but beware! Have a sore throat? Put a necklace made of earthworms around your neck. Have a cough? Eat frog soup. Does honey help a wound? For more cures read: I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat, History’s Strangest Cures. Will you enjoy or be grossed out?

Recommended by: Jackie Hill, Franklin Road Branch Library

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In the Forensics Lab & Mickey Mouse Mysteries

In the Forensics Lab & Mickey Mouse Mysteries

josecriminologist_regIf you think you might like forensic science, you might like to take a look inside a crime lab or listen to someone who is a forensic scientist. Forensics are scientific tests that are used to solve mysteries. A forensic scientist might work in a lab or might go out to places where crimes are committed, the crime scene. Watch this video of Jose. He uses forensic science to solve mysteries. By testing physical evidence he identifies suspects or helps prove people innocent.

forensicslab_regTry this tutorial: TruTV Forensic Lab What’s Inside to get a brief explanation of what goes on in each area of a forensics lab. You will also see the equipment that is used and learn how science is used to help solve mysteries.

Now, take on online challenge. Follow a case from start to finish as it makes its way through various units of the FBI Laboratory. Every time you see the words, “How did they do that?” click on the link to read the details of how that unit processed the evidence. Website: FBI Investigates a Strange Flashlight


Forensic Books:

Bones Never Lie Forensics Club CSI: The Case of the Digital Deception Forensic Secrets Blood and DNA
Crime Lab Detectives Forensic Science How to be a Crime Scene Investigator CSI Expert Forensic Science Projects with a Crime Lab You Can Build
In the Laboratory
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Invisible Ink

Invisible Ink

invisibleink

If you want to communicate secretly with another person, you might decide to write your message in a secret code or you might choose to write your message in invisible ink. These three websites give you directions for writing a message in invisible ink. Give it a try!

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