• Webinar

    Facilitating Productive Discussions About Chemistry in the Classroom

    When teachers engage in classroom discourse, student ideas flow quickly. Students share a wide variety of conceptions about chemistry, and teachers need to make quick decisions to respond. In this webinar, participants will learn how to strengthen student understanding of chemistry in their own classrooms.

  • Classroom Commentary

    AP or IB: What’s the Difference?

    In this article, the author provides a brief overview of the AP and IB Chemistry programs and outlines some similarities and differences between the curriculums, laboratory experiences, and end-of-course exams

  • Nuts & Bolts

    Developing the Skill of Modeling to Reinforce Complex Topics in Chemistry

    In this article, the author explains the progression of skill development in particulate modeling in the chemistry classroom to help students better understand complex chemistry.

  • Animation

    Classifying Matter Animation

    In this animation, students will become familiar with definitions and examples of several broad classifications of matter, including pure substances (elements and compounds) and mixtures (homogeneous and heterogeneous).

News & Updates

New AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Equations (November 12, 2019)

In this news post, Kim Duncan, AACT's Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about lessons and other activities that could be used in a Chemical Equations unit.

New AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Names and Formulas (October 30, 2019)

In this news post, Kim Duncan, AACT's Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about lessons and other activities that could be used in a Chemical Names and Formulas unit.

AACT Member Spotlight: Kristen Drury (October 30, 2019)

Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Kristen Drury from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, NY. 

ChemMatters E-Periodical

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  • The Secret Life of Gold
  • Open for Discussion: The Asteroid Next Door
  • Cash, Chemistry, and Counterfeit
  • The Measure of a Mole
  • The Future of Forensics
  • Chemistry in Person: Brandon Jones
  • Featured Video: We are Made of “Star Stuff”

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