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AACT Member Spotlight: Sherri Rukes (December 3, 2018)

Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight AACT President and AP chemistry teacher at Libertyville High School, Sherri Rukes.

The Final Two Resources from the 2018 AACT AP Chemistry Content Writing Team (December 3, 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 equilibrium, intermolecular forces, photoelectron spectroscopy, Coulomb’s Law, electrolysis, reaction mechanisms, and kinetics. This week we are publishing the last two resources from our content team.

AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Equations (November 29, 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 a Chemical Names and Formulas unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Chemical Equations unit.

ChemMatters E-Periodical

Chemmatters dec2018 v4

The December issue of ChemMatters is available now!

  • Rocking Shades in the Winter
  • Open for Discussion: The Fate of Faux Snow
  • Profile: Chemist and Jurist Tashica Williams Amirgholizadeh
  • What’s Artificial Snow, and How is it Made?
  • ‘Beeting’ Icy Roads
  • Cupping: Harmless Fad or Sound Science?

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