Peer Assessment of Group 16
C A T E G O R Y G11 G12 G13 G14 G15 Average
Topic Selection
19 18 20 18 20 19
Newspaper and Article Selection
9 10 8 6 10 8.6
Quality of Editorial Comments
9 9 10 10 9 9.4
Organic Chemistry Content
10 8 10 10 10 9.6
Selection and Quality of the Links 
19 18 18 19 18 18.4
Format, Number and Types of Questions
10 10 10 10 9 9.6
Quality of the Questions
9 9 9 10 10 9.4
Overall Impression 
9 9 8 9 9 8.8
TOTAL 94 91 93 92 96 93.2


Evaluation by Group 11

A)Group 11: The Unknowns
B)Group 16: Hydrogen Bomb
  (1) Topic Selection: 19 Points
         -Good choice - everyone can get something out of a topic
          on hairspray
  (2) Newspaper and Article Selection: 9 Points
         -very current, authial situation a bit strange.
          Is he actually the author?
  (3) Quality of the Editorial Comments: 9 Points
         -good summation..though a bit harder to read than
          the original article
  (4) Organic Chemistry Content: 10 Points
         -lots 'o' organic stuff in there
  (5) Selection and Quality of the links: 19 Points
         -lots of extra links for more info, some more could
          have been added to clarify some items
  (6) Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 10 Points
         -Questions were all present and well-rounded
  (7) Quality of the Questions: 9 Points
         -Questions were nice to think about, but borish to actually
  (8) Overall Impression: 9 Points
         -An overall good effort with lots to learn on an already
          decently-known subject.


Evaluation by Group 12

(A) Group 12, The Mad Scientists

(B) Group 16, The Hydrogen Bomb

(C)  Topic: 18/20   Reasonably good, and relevant to industry and
personal use.

     Article selection: 10/10  Quality site with a qualified,
knowledgeable author.

     Quality of Editorial Comments: 9/10  Set up the idea well, just a
few grammar problems, so we didn't always follow what they were saying.

     Chemistry: 8/10  Gave a good deal of info., not a lot of

     Links: 18/20  Useable links with a lot of quality info.  On some of
them the info was rather hard to find, though.

     Question Format: 10/10  Followed the instructions.
     Question Quality: 9/10  Great quality, seemed somewhat excessive.

     Overall Quality: 9/10  Good job.  Explain chemistry a little more.

Total Points: 91/100


Evaluation by Group 13

A) Evaluating Unit : Group Number 13 : Organic Machine

B) Evaluated Unit  : Group Number 16 : Hydrogen Bomb

1) Topic Selection : 20 Points

    Good selection that interest broader audience and related to organic

2) Newspaper and article selection : 8 Points

    Author seems qualified to write on science paper.

3) Quality of editorial comments:  10 Points

    Editorial comments help place the article in greater contex and
crystallize the key issues like smuglling freon into United States.

4) Organic Chemistry Content:  10 Points

    Important compounds  like freon and VOC were described and
charactarize to provide a good background.

5) Selection and Quality of the Links:  18 points

     EPA is a general website.

6) Format, Number and Types of Questions : 10 Points

     PSP question included and other questions were different and

7) Quality of the Questoins : 9 Points

     Questios were good but they were focused more on marginal details.

8) Overall Impression : 8 Points

     May require a little change in Links and addressing a central

Total Points : 93/100


Evaluation by Group 14

(A)  Group 14 Nucleofugs

(B)  Group 16 Hydrogen Bomb

(C)  Reponses to Various Evaluation Categories

(1)  Topic Selection:  18 Points (0-20)  
Majority of people have used Hairspray and may have experienced some of
it's negative effects.  The article focuses on Volatile Organic Compounds
and Organic Polymers in Hairspray.

(2)  Newspaper and Article Selection:  6 Points (0-10)
The newspaper is not high quality.  The author seems qualified according
to the author.  The article is recent, a little short, but exciting.

(3)  Quality of the Editorial Comments:  10 Points (0-10)
The editorial was sound and comprehensive.

(4)  Organic Chemistry Content:  10 Points (0-10)
References are complete.  Provided history and context for the key issue.

(5)  Selection and Quality of the Links:  19 Points (0-20)
Have met the number of required links.  Most links were embedded well
within the editorial comments.  The links were relevant and reliable to
article.  Geneva Protocol regarding the VOC link, was a favorite of ours.

(6)  Format, Number and Types of Questions:  10 Points (0-10)
The five questions address the topic fully and provide helpful links to
further understand the issue.  The synthesis link was cool.  The PSP
question requires a thoughtful understanding of societal impacts.  
The questions were clear and workable with research provided.

(7)  Quality of the Questions:  10 Points (0-10)
(see category 6)

(8)  Overall Impression:  9 Points (0-10)
Nice job. This project was informative and relevant to our organic
chemistry class. The links were interesting and fun. Environmental
concerns are relevant to us all.  


Evaluation by Group 15

(A)Group 15: Fall 99.

(B)Group 16: Hydrogen Bomb

    1)Topic Selection: 20 points
           The topic is a good selection. It has a strong relation to
organic chemistry especially the topics we have covered this
    2)Newspaper and Article Selection: 10 points
           The newspaper article is very descriptive and provides a lot
of indepth scientific information.
    3)Quality of Editorial Comments: 10 points
           Your editorial commments really point out how dangerous these
compounds are and do a good job of explaining these compounds.

    4)Organic Chemistry Content: 10 points
           The organic content is very clear and the links help provide
more information about hydrocarbons which we studied this

    5)Selection and Quality of Links: 18 points
           We think some of the links should have went directly to the
source we were looking for instead we had to do some searching
in the links, but eventually found what we were looking for. 

    6)Format, Number, and Types of Questions: 9 points
           The questions were very good and varied in type, the last
question should have been the (PSP) instead of the second.

    7)Quality of Questions: 10 points
           The questions are good and deal with the central issues of
the article and editorial comments.  They also can be worked in
a reasonable time period.

    8)Overall Impression: 9 points
           The project as a whole was very good and kept our attention
while we read and worked it, the only complaint is that the
links could have been easier to use.

Total of points allocated: 96 out of 100