• Webinar

    Making “Space” for Astronomy Connections in Chemistry Class

    Does the wonder of space engage your students? Join Michael Romano, a fellow chemistry teacher who just completed an Einstein Fellowship at NASA, as he shares numerous ideas for bringing space topics into your chemistry lessons.

  • Article

    Reflections of an AP Chemistry Exam Reader

    This article describes a chemistry teacher’s experience as a Reader for the AP chemistry exam. She shares some reflections, pointers, and insights to help guide other AP Chemistry teachers in hopes of helping them prepare their students to achieve mastery on the exam.

  • Simulation

    States of Matter and Phase Changes

    In this simulation, students will participate in a 10 question quiz. Some questions will challenge students to analyze data to identify the correct state of matter for a specific sample, and then connect the chosen state with an animated particle diagram.

  • Lesson Plan

    Coulomb's Law

    In this lesson students explore qualitative applications of Coulomb’s law within atoms and between ions and solvents.

News & Updates

AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Bonding (October 16, 2018)

As chemistry teachers around the country plan activities for their students, AACT will be highlighting resources from our high school resource library that can be used to reinforce topics in different units throughout the school year. Our last post highlighted resources that could be used to support an Atomic Structure unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Chemical Bonding unit.

AACT Celebrates National Chemistry Week (October 15, 2018)

In the spirit of the NCW theme, AACT hosted a content writing contest for current teacher members. This year’s winners were Monticello Middle School teacher, Jennifer Smith, from Monticello, Illinois and South Lewis High School teacher, Anne Huntress, from Turin, New York. Both teachers created an exciting and unique lesson plan inspired by the theme of NCW.

Two More New Resources from the 2018 AACT AP Chemistry Content Writing Team (October 1, 2018)

This past summer AACT hosted an AP Chemistry Content Writing Team to create AP chemistry focused teaching resources for our High School Classroom Resource Library. The four teachers chosen focused on creating teaching resources directly related to the Learning Objectives for the topics of intermolecular forces, photoelectron spectroscopy, Coulomb’s Law, electrolysis, reaction mechanisms, and kinetics. This week we are publishing two more resources from two of our content team members.

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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