News & Updates

Is There Chemistry in the Vacuum of Space? (March 13, 2018)

We challenged teachers to tell us what they've heard isn't chemistry and we'd show them how it was related to chemistry. Read on to find out the winning answer and how Jenelle Ball, AACT's 2017-2018 Governing Board President, responded.

Using AACT Resources to Teach Aqueous Solutions (March 13, 2018)

In our last news post we looked at resources that focused on phase changes and heat transfer. Now we are moving on to lessons and activities that can be used to support a unit plan for teaching aqueous solutions. This includes molarity calculations, solution preparation, dilution, solubility, solubility rules, and colligative properties.

JChemEd Activity Supports Student Understanding of the Limiting Reactant (March 6, 2018)

AACT members have access to 50 ACS Publications articles each year. We are highlighting one article or activity each month that you might consider downloading through this member benefit. This month, we are featuring a hands-on student activity from the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education titled A Hands-on Activity Incorporating the Threefold Representation on Limiting Reactant by Angélica M. González-Sánchez, Edgardo L. Ortiz-Nieves, and Zuleika Medina.

ChemMatters E-Periodical

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Demystifying everyday chemistry!

  • Four issues during the school year
  • Six articles with teacher’s guide in every issue
  • Fun ways to teach chemistry to high school students

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