National Chemistry Week Theme, “Marvelous Metals!”
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Activities and Demonstrations Aligned with the 2019 National Chemistry Week Theme, “Marvelous Metals!”
Learn how to use familiar, inexpensive, and easy-to-obtain items to explore the physical and chemical properties of metals. You will learn how to initiate a Diet Coke fountain using metal spheres of various density, to simulate the chemical formation the green color on the copper surface of the Statue of Liberty, to use decorate metal electrodes to create electrochemical art, and to differentiate between the chemical composition of various coins.
Nuts & Bolts
Ranging from general organizational ideas to advice for planning labs with students who aren’t intrinsically motivated, this article provides seven tips that have helped preserve one Chemistry Teacher's sanity and advance their teaching practice.
This is the first in a series of articles about integrating earth chemistry topics into your curriculum.
In this simulation, students will complete a calculation in order to determine the value of an unknown variable related to a described solution and then they will observe an animation of the solution being prepared.
News & Updates
New AACT Resources to Help Teach Atomic Structure (September 19, 2019)
In this news post, Kim Duncan, AACT's Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about lessons and other activities that could be used in an Atomic Structure unit.
New AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Measurements (September 5, 2019)
AACT highlights resources that could be used to support a Chemical Measurements unit.
AACT Member Spotlight: Heather Weck (August 28, 2019)
Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Heather Weck, from Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa.
Dive into Summer with ChemMatters
ChemMatters’ Summer Page has interesting articles involving activities you may be engaging in this summer, such as swimming in the ocean and the chemistry behind ice cream, ouch – brain freeze! Learn more about how chemistry affects summer activities.