News & Updates


  • May 14, 2020

    Kitchen Chemistry Collection

    This collection of resources highlights all the hands-on physical science and chemistry activities available in the AACT library. They are grouped by grade band and further labeled by topic. All of the resources include a list of required materials and detailed background information for teachers or other supervising adults. There are also student activity sheets and many include an answer key.

  • May 14, 2020

    Kitchen Chemistry – Elementary School Collection

    This collection of AACT resources highlights all of the hands-on physical science and chemistry activities that are available in our elementary school library. They are grouped by topic: Acids and Bases, Atomic Structure, Chemistry Basics, Gases, Kinetics, Quantitative Chemistry, Reactions and Stoichiometry, Solutions.

  • April 30, 2020

    ​AACT Member Spotlight: Sean Fisk

    This month we spotlight Sean Fisk, a high school chemistry teacher at Ruamrudee International School in Thailand.

  • April 29, 2020

    Student Pass Extended to 7 Days

    To support educators teaching chemistry remotely, we've extended the student video pass to 7 days.

  • April 28, 2020

    Vote now in the 2020 Governing Board Elections!

    Voting is now open for the governing board!

  • April 23, 2020

    AACT Reaches 7,000 Members

    AACT is celebrating 7,000 members!

  • April 16, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Electrochemistry

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

  • April 2, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Acid Base Chemistry

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

  • April 1, 2020

    2020 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award Winners

    And the winners of the 2020 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award are ...

  • April 1, 2020

    ​AACT Member Spotlight: Michael Nocella

    This month we spotlight Michael Nocella, a high school chemistry teacher at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois.

  • April 1, 2020

    Science Coaches Updates for 2020-2021

    The application for the 2020-2021 Science Coaches Program is now open! There are a couple of minor adjustments this year that we’d like to make you aware of.

  • March 24, 2020

    At Home Activities for K-8 Students

    The following K-8 teaching resources are currently unlocked and open to all educators (and parents!) to use with students. Each activity can be done with materials that are commonly found at home, and includes a short video of the activity.

  • March 20, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Equilibrium

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

  • March 19, 2020

    Take Home Labs

    Teaching chemistry remotely is challenging even under ideal circumstances, but the emergence of COVID-19 is making it even more difficult. Check out these freely available teaching resources to deliver engaging lessons in the coming weeks.

  • March 17, 2020

    Why Should I Run for a Governing Board Position?

    AACT President Heather Weck shares why you should consider running for an elected position on the AACT Governing Board.

  • March 13, 2020

    UPDATE: Unlocked Resources Now Through April 17

    To support the chemistry community, we've unlocked selected activities, animations, projects, simulations, videos, and more through April 17.

  • March 5, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Kinetics

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

  • March 5, 2020

    Governing Board: Self-Nominations Now Open!

    Nominate yourself for a Governing Board position now until March 27, 2020.

  • February 26, 2020

    AACT Member Spotlight: Dusty Carroll

    This month, we spotlight Dusty Carroll, a high school chemistry teacher at Seneca High School in New Jersey.

  • February 20, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry

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

  • February 4, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Aqueous Solutions

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

  • January 28, 2020

    AACT Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award

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

  • January 23, 2020

    Using New AACT Resources to Help Teach Phase Changes and Heat Transfer

    In this news post, Kim Duncan, AACT's Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about activities that could be used in a Phase Changes and Heat Transfer unit.

  • January 9, 2020

    New AACT Resources to Help Teach Gas Laws

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

  • January 2, 2020

    From One-by-One to Many

    Teacher Members can now select multiple subtopics and/or resource types, at the same time, and have the applicable resources returned in a single search result.