AACT at the 7th Annual NSTA STEM Forum & Expo

By Kim Duncan on May 30, 2018


Are you planning to attend the 7th Annual STEM Forum & Expo hosted by NSTA in Philadelphia, PA on July 11–13, 2018? AACT will be there too, along with many AACT members! There will be many opportunities to connect with AACT and other members at the AACT booth and at the workshops that we are planning for K-12 teachers of chemistry. Here is a list of events hosted by AACT.

Thursday, July 12, 2018, 1:30 AM–2:30 PM, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 307

Incorporating Simulations, Animations, and Videos into Your Chemistry Curriculum
Designing engaging lessons for high school chemistry that include methods to help students develop a good understanding of complex topics can be a difficult undertaking. Incorporating simulations, animations, and short videos into your lesson plans can help you introduce new topics, reinforce the material, and help you assess your students’ understanding of chemistry concepts. Join us and see how you can use our library of multimedia resources for many of the topics that you teach. Attendees will engage is several activities and walk away with new ideas for helping their chemistry students learn important concepts.

Friday, July 13, 2018, 9:30 AM–10:30 AM, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 123

Elementary and Middle School Chemistry – Demonstrations and Lab Activities on a Shoestring Budget
It is often difficult to find classroom resources that will help elementary and middle school students understand chemistry concepts. Many schools may not include a chemistry “unit” in their curriculum, however, they do cover chemistry related topics such as structure and property of matter, chemical reactions, energy, making observations, and using models. The 100’s of classroom resources available on the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) website can help you teach these topics to your students. Join us as we show engaging demonstrations, labs, and activities that will help elementary and middle school teachers teach chemistry topics.

Friday, July 13, 2018, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 123

Building a Periodic Table Unit Plan Using American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) Resources
Building a new unit plan for high school chemistry can be a difficult undertaking that includes lectures, practice problems, classroom demonstrations, student activities, and chemical experiments. The 100’s of classroom resources available on the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) website can help you find all the materials you need to create unit plans. Join us and see how you can put together a successful Periodic Table unit plan using the lessons, activities, labs, demonstrations, projects, videos, simulations, and animations that are available on the AACT website. Attendees will engage is several hands-on classroom activities and walk away with a complete unit plan for the Periodic Table to use with their students.

AACT in the Exhibition Hall—Booth 1055
Join us in the exhibition hall at the AACT booth to learn more about membership benefits and get some AACT bling! Exhibition Hall hours:

  • 4:30–6:30 PM on Wednesday, July 11
  • 9:15 AM–3:00 PM on Thursday, July 12
  • 9:15 AM–3:00 PM on Friday, July 13
Exhibit hall map