• Webinar

    Helping Students Show What They Know – An AACT AP Chemistry Webinar

    In this presentation, we will examine responses to several mock questions actual students have answered in the past several months. Answers to these questions will be enlightening as they will allow us to glean insights on how our students attack both conceptual and quantitative questions.

  • Article

    Part I: Rethinking Common Practices in High School Chemistry

    Should students be taught to classify physical and chemical changes? Read an argument for delaying or eliminating the practice couched in student understanding of the particulate nature of matter.

  • Simulation

    Predicting Shifts in Equilibrium: Q vs K

    Students practice calculating the value of the reaction quotient and comparing it to the value of the equilibrium constant provided to predict shifts in equilibrium.

  • Activity

    Particle Level Molarity

    In this activity, students are introduced to molarity at the particle level by preparing several Kool-Aid® drinks.

News & Updates

Using AACT Resources to Teach Phase Changes and Heat Transfer (February 22, 2018)

In our last news post we looked at resources that focused on the gas laws. Now we are moving on to lessons and activities that can be used to support a unit plan for teaching phase changes and heat transfer. This includes exploring kinetic molecular theory, phase changes, heat capacity calculations, and calorimetry.

AACT at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival (February 16, 2018)

Join AACT at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), April 6-8, 2018.

AACT Introduces Student Video Pass (February 12, 2018)

AACT launches a new member benefit that allows teacher members to have their students independently watch videos on their personal computers or mobile devices from anywhere.

ChemMatters E-Periodical

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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