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  • June 1, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Michael Farabaugh

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Michael Farabaugh from Albemarie High School in Charlottesville, Va.

  • May 30, 2019

    AACT and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Workshops at ChemEd 2019

    Are you planning to attend the ChemEd 2019 Conference hosted by North Central College in Naperville, IL, July 21-25? If so, please join AACT and ACS Education for any of our 17 scheduled workshops. We will also have a booth in the exhibit hall, so stop by and pick up some great swag!

  • May 7, 2019

    AACT Highlights AP Chemistry Content in New Collection Page

    Read about AACT’s new AP Chemistry Content Collection page! The page, makes it easier for teachers to find AP resources that are directly related to each Big Idea and post AP exam resources.

  • May 1, 2019

    2019 Governing Board Election Results

    The election results are in. Congratulations to our new Governing Board members!

  • April 30, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Roxanne Spencer

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Roxanne Spencer from Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ.

  • April 16, 2019

    Vote now in the 2019 Governing Board Elections!

    Governing Board elections are open now through April 30!

  • April 9, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Acids and Bases

    In this news post, Kim Duncan, our Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about lessons and other activities that could be used in an Acids and Bases unit.

  • April 8, 2019

    Earth Day Resources from AACT

    Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with chemistry! We've rounded up resources from the AACT classroom library related to Earth Day, and to this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme, "Chemistry Helps Feed the World."

  • April 1, 2019

    2019 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award Winners

    And the winners of the 2019 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award are ...

  • March 28, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Mary McMaster

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Mary McMaster from Allen Park High School, Allen Park, MI.

  • March 26, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Equilibrium

    Kim Duncan, our Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes another great news post on lessons and other activities that could be used in an Equilibrium unit.

  • March 15, 2019

    Why should I run for a Governing Board position?

    Sherri Rukes, AACT’s President, reflects on her decision to join AACT’s Governing Board and why you should too!

  • March 12, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Teach Kinetics

    Kim Duncan, AACT's Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes a wonderful news post on lessons and other activities that could be used in a Kinetics unit.

  • February 26, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Susan Clark

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Susan Clark from Shelby Junior High School, Township, MI.

  • February 25, 2019

    You're Invited to the Teacher Program at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando

    I would like to personally invite you to attend the upcoming Teachers Program at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida on March 31st and April 1st, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn interesting tidbits of chemistry.

  • February 21, 2019

    ACS Regional Meetings High School Teacher Day - Frequently Asked Questions

    Over the years, ACS Regional Meeting High School Teacher Day organizers have reached out to the ACS Education Division for ideas to help them with their planning processes. The following list provides a few of the questions that previous Regional Meeting High School Teacher Day organizers have shared with our offices.

  • February 19, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Thermochemistry and Thermodynamics

    AACT Staff Member Kim Duncan writes about lessons and other activities that could be used in a Thermodynamics unit!

  • February 13, 2019

    Love is in the Air!

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, AACT has put together a collection of loving content that may be useful in your chemistry classroom.

  • February 5, 2019

    AACT Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award

    Apply today for the AACT Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award! These new awards will showcase the hard work and accomplishments of three gifted educators – there will be one winner each from Elementary, Middle, and High School who will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a free AACT membership renewal.

  • February 4, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Aqueous Solutions

    As chemistry teachers plan activities for their students, AACT will highlight resources from our high school library that help to reinforce topics in different units throughout the school year. Our last news post highlighted resources from our high school library that could be used to support a Phase Changes and Heat Transfer unit. We will now focus on lessons and other activities that could be used in an Aqueous Solutions unit.

  • February 1, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Matt Perekupka

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Matt Perekupka, from Cinnaminson High School, Cinnaminson, NJ.

  • January 22, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Phase Changes and Heat Transfer

    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 Gas Laws unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Phase Changes and Heat Transfer unit.