Daily Archives: 11. December 2003

National Institutes of Health Bookshelf

Science textbooks can be very pricey (as I am sure a lot of you already know.) The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has aquired the rights to publish some well-known biomedical text books on-line. The books include:

Berg, Jeremy M.; Tymoczko, John L.; and Stryer, Lubert. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co.; 2002.

Introduction to Genetic Analysis. 7th ed.
Griffiths, Anthony J.F.; Miller, Jeffrey H.; Suzuki, David T.; Lewontin, Richard C.; Gelbart, William M. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co.; c1999.

For a complete list of books, check out the main page of the NCBI Bookshelf.

Chemistry (and Christmas??)

Ms. Frizzle has written a really clever song about hydrogen to be sung to the tune of a popular Christmas carol. Here is an excerpt of the song:

Hydrogen (Sing to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

Hydrogen, hydrogen
Atomic number one
Oh what a bang it is to be the fuel inside the sun
Hydrogen, hydrogen
atomic number one
Oh what a bang it is to be the fuel inside the sun

To see the complete lyrics, check out Ms. Frizzle’s Web site.