Presenter Paul Bonvallet, Chief Reader, will outline the logistics and scoring process for the 2018 AP Chemistry exam and discuss practices for consistent, fair, and accurate grading of the free-response section.
This article describes how to use learning progressions to transform your existing modeling activities to help students construct and use models as a generative tool for predicting and explaining phenomena.
Students have the opportunity to investigate several factors that can affect the initial rate of a chemical reaction.
In this activity students build a model of sodium chloride based on their own knowledge of ionic compounds.
News & Updates
Are you planning to attend BCCE 2018 hosted by the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana this summer? AACT will be there, along with many AACT members! You will find us in the exhibit hall at our booth and at the workshops we are planning for K-12 teachers of chemistry.
AACT at the 7th Annual NSTA STEM Forum & Expo (May 30, 2018)
Are you planning to attend the 7th Annual STEM Forum & Expo hosted by NSTA in Philadelphia, PA on July 11–13, 2018? AACT will be there too, along with many AACT members! There will be many opportunities to connect with AACT and other members at the AACT booth and at the workshops that we are planning for K-12 teachers of chemistry. Here is a list of events hosted by AACT.
Using AACT Resources to Teach Acids and Bases (May 10, 2018)
In our last news post, we looked at classroom resources that focused on equilibrium. Now we are moving on to lessons and activities that can be used to support a unit plan for teaching acids and bases. This includes pH, acid theories, strong versus weak acids and bases, titrations, indicators, and buffers.