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  • April 5, 2023

    AACT Member Spotlight: Melissa Hemling

    This month we spotlight Melissa Hemling, a chemistry and AP Chemistry teacher at Beaver Dam High School in Wisconsin.

  • April 4, 2023

    ChemClub Spotlight: Cypress Lakes High School

    Cypress Lake High School Chem Club

  • April 3, 2023

    Q&A Highlights: Inclusion in the Classroom

    If you missed our Office Hours Webinar about inclusion in the science classroom, this article highlights our Q&A session with Hillsborough High School teachers Anjana Iyer and Cathy Zavacki.

  • March 20, 2023

    2023 AACT Governing Board Self-Nominations Now Open

    Self-nominations for the upcoming Governing Board are now open through April 22.

  • March 7, 2023

    ChemClub Spotlight: Rye High School

    The Rye High School ChemClub in New York brings together students with a passion for using chemistry as a way to give back to the community.

  • March 1, 2023

    AACT Member Spotlight: Kathleen Packard

    This month we spotlight Kathleen Packard, a chemistry and AP Chemistry teacher at Monarch High School in Colorado.

  • February 6, 2023

    Apply for the AACT Teacher of the Year Award!

    Apply today for the AACT Teacher of the Year Award! These awards recognize the hard work and accomplishments of two gifted educators – one from the K–8 grade level and one High School teacher who will each receive a $1,000 cash prize and a free AACT membership renewal.

  • February 6, 2023

    ChemClub Spotlight: Sweet Home High School

    The club meets each week, and above all, they like to have fun.

  • February 1, 2023

    AACT Member Spotlight: Dorothy Holley

    This month we spotlight Dorothy Holley, a chemistry and environmental science teacher at West Johnston High School in North Carolina.

  • February 1, 2023

    Easy Sub Plans for Cold & Flu Season (Or Any Time!)

    Coming up with sub plans is always a nuisance - especially if you're feeling sick or dealing with an emergency! But with a wide variety of self-guided student resources available in the AACT resource library, you can have your chemistry sub plans ready to go in just a few minutes! Check out the resources below and be prepared for the next time you need to miss a class. (These are also great to have on hand for students who finish tests and assignments early!)

  • January 4, 2023

    AACT Member Spotlight: Chad Bridle

    This month we spotlight Chad Bridle, a chemistry teacher at Grandville High School in Michigan.

  • January 4, 2023

    ChemClub Spotlight: Colusa High School

    A new California ChemClub is starting off strong and making exciting future plans.

  • January 4, 2023

    New Resources from the AACT Chemistry & Sustainability Content Writing Team

    This past summer, AACT hosted a Chemistry & Sustainability Content Writing Team to develop chemistry teaching resources that draw connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The three teachers on the writing team created lessons that incorporated Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being; Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy; Goal 13: Climate Action; and Goal 14: Life Below Water. Each of the lessons developed for this content writing team has multiple parts spread over several days and would make good end-of-year projects, though for some of the lessons, the various sections could be used individually.

  • December 7, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Michael Morgan

    This month we spotlight Michael Morgan, a chemistry teacher at Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in California.

  • November 2, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Christine Taylor

    This month we spotlight Christine Taylor, a chemistry science teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School in South Carolina.

  • October 5, 2022

    Celebrate Mole Day 2022

    Mole Day is celebrated by chemists and chemistry enthusiasts each year on October 23rd from 6:02am to 6:02pm. AACT has compiled a collection of teaching resources, including activities, labs, videos and more related to learning about the mole.

  • October 5, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Robin DeClercq

    This month we spotlight Robin DeClercq, a chemistry and physical science teacher at Austin High School in Minnesota.

  • August 31, 2022

    Become an AACT Regional Representative this Year!

    We're looking for volunteers to get involved this school year!

  • August 31, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Matt Perekupka

    This month we spotlight current AACT President Matt Perekupka, a chemistry teacher at Cinnaminson High School in New Jersey.

  • August 3, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Victoria Perrone

    This month we spotlight Victoria Perrone, a chemistry teacher at Boston University Academy in Massachusetts.

  • July 6, 2022

    AACT Member Spotlight: Apollonia Campbell

    This month we spotlight Apollonia Campbell, a chemistry and forensics teacher at Brazosport High School in Texas.

  • June 1, 2022

    2022 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award Winner

    And the winner of the 2022 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award is...