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.
Learn about how ChemCom embraces modeling, NGSS, and hands-on activities to make chemistry relevant and exciting to students.
News & Updates
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.
AACT members have access to 50 ACS Publications articles each year. We will be highlighting one article each month that you might consider downloading through this member benefit. This month we are featuring a hands-on student activity from the August 2008 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education titled, The Sweeter Side of Density, by Michael Davis and Charles Henry.
New AACT Resources for Post AP Exam Activities (April 26, 2018)
With just over a week to go before the AP exam, you’re involved with review activities to get your students ready for the big test. But have you thought ahead to what you’ll be doing after May 7th? Many teachers use that time to complete lab work they didn’t get to during the school year. Others cover topics that are no longer included in the curriculum framework. Others decide to lighten things up with a long term project.