Join AACT at ChemEd 2019
By Kim Duncan on July 3, 2019
Are you attending the ChemEd 2019 Conference hosted by North Central College in Naperville, IL, July 21-25? It’s not too late to register! Please join AACT for any of our scheduled workshops and make sure to stop by Booth 3 and visit us when you are in the exhibition hall. Here are all of the workshops that will be presented by AACT and the ACS Education Division:
Monday, July 22, 2019
8:00 – 8:55 AM: ACS K-5 Classroom Activities from Inquiry in Action (WSC 321) - Free online lesson plans of hands-on activities and animations help your elementary students build foundational concepts in chemistry from inquiryinaction.org. Lesson plans and embedded animations for kindergarten, K-2, and 3-5 grade bands.
9:10 – 10:05 AM: Win the Grant Writing Game: Grant Writing Strategies for You and Your Chemistry Students (BE 100) - Learn the key strategies to writing a fundable proposal and the available ACS grant opportunities for high school chemistry teachers and students.
9:45 – 11:15 AM: Elementary & Middle School Chemistry: Demonstrations and Lab Activities on a Shoestring Budget (WSC 321) - Join us as we show engaging demonstrations, labs, and activities that will help elementary and middle school teachers teach chemistry topics.
12:45 – 1:15 PM: Marvelous Metals & ACS ChemClubs (WSC 156) - Get ready for the 2019 National Chemistry Week by exploring the theme “Marvelous Metals” while learning about the free ACS ChemClub program.
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Building a Periodic Table Unit Plan Using American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) Resources (WSC 54) - Join us as we show you how to put together a successful unit plan using the wide variety of classroom resources available on AACT’s website.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
8:00 – 8:55 AM: ACS Middle School Session 1: Particles of a Liquid and Changes of State (WSC 356) - Investigate the particles of a liquid and changes of state through hands-on activities and molecular model animations from the free 5-E lesson plans in middleschoolchemistry.com.
9:10 – 10:05 AM: ACS Middle School Session 2: The Water Molecule and Dissolving (WSC 356) - Explore characteristics of the water molecule and the process of dissolving through hands-on activities and molecular animations from the free 5-E lesson plans in middleschoolchemistry.com.
10:20 – 11:15 AM: ACS Middle School Session 3: Chemical Reactions – Breaking and Making Bonds (WSC 356) - Investigate clues of chemical change including the production of a gas, a precipitate, and changes in temperature through hands-on activities and molecular model animations from the free 5-E lesson plans in middleschoolchemistry.com.
10:20 – 11:15 AM: Using Models To Teach High School Chemistry Topics (BE 114) - Visualization is difficult for many students. Join us as we discuss and demonstrate several modeling activities you can use in your chemistry class.
1:25 – 2:20 PM: ACS Middle School Session 4: Chemical Reactions – Ocean Acidification (WSC 356) - Explore how excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere makes water more acidic through hands-on activities from the free 5E lesson plans in middleschoolchemistry.com.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:00 – 8:55 AM: ACS High School Session One: Relating Structure and Properties: Exploring the Nature and Properties of Ionic and Covalent Compounds – Composition, State and Conductivity (WSC 256) - Discover how to elicit and explore students’ initial ideas and models of ionic and covalent compounds by engaging in a simple but effective phenomenon.
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Modeling Energy in Chemistry (WSC 356) - Equip teachers with curriculum, developed by AACT members, and instructional practices to help students develop a particle-level model of energy.
9:10 – 10:05 AM: Advancing Science Literacy (BE 100) - Are you asked to incorporate reading and writing into your lessons to support literacy in language arts? We have the right teaching strategies for you! Come learn how to use ChemMatters magazine, an AACT member benefit, in your chemistry classroom.
9:45 – 11:15 AM: ACS High School Session Two: Relating Structure and Properties: Constructing Science Ideas about Ionic Bond Strength – Solubility and Melting Point (WSC 256) - Experience strategies for engaging students in analyzing and interpreting data to discover the structural factors that affect the solubility and melting point of ionic compounds.
10:20 – 11:15 AM: Teacher’s Toolbox for Lab Safety (WSC 356) – Join us as we explore ACS and AACT lab safety resources and how to use them in your classroom.
2:40 – 4:10 PM: ACS High School Session Three: Interparticle Forces in Covalent Compounds—Melting Point, Viscosity, and Vapor Pressure (WSC 256) - Experience strategies for engaging students in analyzing and interpreting data to discover the structural factors that affect melting point and other properties of covalent compounds.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
8:35 – 10:05 AM: Incorporating Simulations, Animations, and Videos into your Chemistry Curriculum (WSC 40) - Learn about simulations, animations, and videos from the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) that you can use to introduce/reinforce chemistry topics for your students.