News & Updates


  • 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.

  • January 8, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Gas Laws

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

  • January 2, 2019

    Happy New Year!

    Sherri Rukes, AACT's Governing Board President, invites the AACT community to join us in celebrating The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT)!

  • January 2, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Melanie Wills

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Dr. Melanie Bartow Wills, from William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA.

  • December 19, 2018

    Proposals for ChemEd 2019 Now Open

    The ChemEd2019 biennial conference is one of the largest for educators involved in teaching chemistry in North America. It is an opportunity for educators to gather together for five days to learn and exchange their teaching ideas in a friendly and motivating environment. ChemEd creates a community for dedicated and involved science educators and takes place on a college campus allowing for hands on labs, workshops, and demonstrations.

  • December 18, 2018

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Stoichiometry

    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 Chemical Names and Formulas unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Stoichiometry unit.

  • December 3, 2018

    AACT Member Spotlight: Sherri Rukes

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight AACT President and AP chemistry teacher at Libertyville High School, Sherri Rukes.

  • December 3, 2018

    The Final Two Resources from the 2018 AACT AP Chemistry Content Writing Team

    This past summer AACT hosted an AP Chemistry Content Writing Team to create AP chemistry focused teaching resources for our High School Classroom Resource Library. The four teachers chosen focused on creating teaching resources directly related to the Learning Objectives for the topics of equilibrium, intermolecular forces, photoelectron spectroscopy, Coulomb’s Law, electrolysis, reaction mechanisms, and kinetics. This week we are publishing the last two resources from our content team.

  • November 29, 2018

    AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Equations

    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 Chemical Names and Formulas unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Chemical Equations unit.

  • November 19, 2018

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    AACT's President Sherri Rukes gives thanks to the AACT Community and wishes them a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 13, 2018

    AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Names and Formulas

    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 Chemical Bonding unit. We will now focus on articles, videos, simulations, and activities that could be used in a Chemical Names and Formulas unit.

  • November 1, 2018

    More New Resources from the 2018 AACT AP Chemistry Content Writing Team

    This past summer AACT hosted an AP Chemistry Content Writing Team to create AP chemistry focused teaching resources for our High School Classroom Resource Library. The four teachers chosen focused on creating teaching resources directly related to the Learning Objectives for the topics of equilibrium, intermolecular forces, photoelectron spectroscopy, Coulomb’s Law, electrolysis, reaction mechanisms, and kinetics. This week we are publishing two more resources from our content team.

  • October 23, 2018

    Happy Mole Day From AACT!

    Every year on October 23rd from 6:02am to 6:02pm, chemists celebrate Mole Day. Learn more about it and check out mole-related content for your classroom from the AACT library!