Peer Assessment of Group 26
C A T E G O R Y G21 G22 G23 G24 G25 Average
Topic Selection
19 18 20 20 15 18.4
Newspaper and Article Selection
10 10 8 8 8.5 8.9
Quality of Editorial Comments
7 7 10 8 7 7.8
Organic Chemistry Content
7 9 8 7 5 7.2
Selection and Quality of the Links 
8 20 17 17 15 15.4
Format, Number and Types of Questions
8 9 8 7 8 8
Quality of the Questions
9 9 10 8 8 8.8
Overall Impression 
4 8 10 8 7 7.4
TOTAL 81.9


Evaluation by Group 21
  (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points (0-20)
                        The subject was extremely good, however didn't Dr. Glaser send us an e-mail regarding Seaborg? Good topic, but handed on a silver platter.

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 Points (0-10)
                        Good source.  It's a good length, informative, and interesting for a science-appreciative audience.

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Numerous grammatical errors. It reads like a rough draft.  The thoughts do not flow very well.

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)
                        Most of the editorial comments were just giving minute discriptions of the periodic table.  The most important discovery, plutonium, was not even given enough recognition in conjuction with the nuclear bomb.  Chapter one seems too general for a reference.

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 8 Points (0-20)
                        There are only three links for well over "twelve" underlined links.  One of the links is not a good source, and another does not work either.  The other ten underlines are for the same exact link.

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 8 Points (0-10)
                        Good questions, although there were only four.

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points (0-10)
                        We think that you should have links to your answers and not just state them.  The first question seems like irrevalent detail.

        (8) Overall Impression. 4 Points (0-10)
                        If they made some substantial readjustments, (i.e. new links, grammer check, revision on editorial, more research on elements, etc.)  Then, it would be fit for general classroom use.

Evaluation by Group 22

    1.  Topic Selection  18 Points
          We believe that this particular article was a good selection
dealing with chemistry because Glen Seaborg was one of the most
instrumental minds ever in chemistry.  It is also a good topic because it
relates well to the audience.  It does not seem to relate that much to
organic chemistry but more toward general chemistry.

        2.  Newspaper and Article Selection  10 Points
          It wasn't exactly published in a specific newspaper but by the
Associate Press is a reputable organization and its articles are used by
many newspapers.

        3.  Quality of Editorial comments-- 7 points
          The editorial comments seemed to me like they were too basic,
they didn't seem to challenge me into thinking about them but they did
relate well to the article well.

        4.  Organic Chemistry Content--  9 points

          We thought that it was hard to see the relationship to
particularly organic chemistry but he certainly made many contributions to
chemistry as a whole.  The article didn't really seem to go into much
about organic chemistry but it did discuss well the elements that Seaborg
and his colleagues discovered.

        5.  Selection and Quality of the Links--  20 points
          We found the links to be interesting and a good representation
ofthe article.  They helped me to learn more about Seaborg and what his
accomplishments were.

        6.  Format, Number, and Types of Questions--  9  points
            We thought that the questions were good except for the fact
that there is only 4.

        7.  Quality of the Questions-- 9 points
          We thought that the questions were too basic and didn't seem to
lend themselves to much more thought.

        8.  Overall Impression--  8 points
          The entire group believed that this was a good presetation but
could have used a little help on the questions.  Seaborg was important
even though the article didn't really symbolize his major contributions to
organic chemistry.

Evaluation by Group 23

1)  20 Points
        The topic was good, many people would be interested in how and
who created the atomic bomb, there was a strong relationship of the topic
to chemistry.

2)  8 Points
        The news paper was published on ABC News Associated Press, which
was a high quality newspaper.  The author did seem qulified to wirte a
paper, but not on the science. There should of been more on the science of
the atomic bomb then the history of it.  The article was published within
the past one year.  The article wasn't wrong, the article was kind of
boring, could of got a more interesting article.

3)  10 Points
        Yes the article answers all the questions............

4)  8 Points
        Yes the key orgaic chemical issue was made clear.  They had a good
Idea in showing the elements by linking it to the periodical table, but on
clicking the links, it was diffucult to get to them.  Maybe they should
have used a chemfinder, or direct page site of the element information
site.  Yes the pertinent reference section complete.

5)  17 Points
        Yes, the link were relavent and quite stable for the issue being
discussed at hand.  Yes, we learned where the elements stand in the
periodical table. Yes, the links are embedded well into the editorial
comments.  Yes, to an extent.......There could have been links on how an
atomic bomb is formed to make it interesting.

6)  8 Points
        The problem does not contain the 5 questions requested.  The
questions do vary as far as catagories go, and there is a PSP question.

7)  10 Points
        All the questions were answered fine.  They address central issues
and were comprehendable.

8)  10 Points
        This is a useful assignment, provided that minor adjustment be

Total= 91/100

Evaluation by Group 24

        (1) Topic Selection: 20 Points (0-20)

        (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 8 Points (0-10)

        (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 8 Points (0-10)

        (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 7 Points (0-10)

        (5) Selection and Quality of the Links: 17 Points (0-20)

        (6) Format, Number and Types of Questions: 7 Points (0-10)

        (7) Quality of the Questions: 8 Points (0-10)

        (8) Overall Impression. 8 Points (0-10)

Evaluation by Group 25

(1) Topic Selection: X Points
                                                    15 points awarded.
                          (2) Newspaper and Article
                          Selection: X Points (0-10)
                                                    8.5 points awarded (credible
                                                    article...lacks excitment)
                          (3) Quality of the Editorial
                          Comments: X Points (0-10)
                                                    7 points awarded. Would have like
                                                    to seen more chemistry
                          (4) Organic Chemistry Content: X
                          Points (0-10)
                                                    5 points awarded. Didn't see any
                                                    correlation other than the article
                                                    just related to chemistry.
                          (5) Selection and Quality of the
                          Links: X Points (0-20)
                                                    15 points awarded. The first two
                                                    links were good, however, the last
                                                    links were repetitive.
                          (6) Format, Number and Types of
                          Questions: X Points (0-10)
                                                    8 points awarded. Only 4
                          (7) Quality of the Questions: X
                          Points (0-10)
                                                    8 points awarded.
                          (8) Overall Impression. X Points
                                                    7 points awarded. The topic is
                                                    poor. It lacks considerably on
                                                    Organic Chemistry content,
                                                    however, if this were an inorganic
                                                    project a mediocre.
                                      Overall Score: