News & Updates


  • October 3, 2019

    New AACT Resources to Help Teach the Periodic Table

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

  • October 1, 2019

    Use AACT Resources to Celebrate National Chemistry Week 2019: Marvelous Metals!

    In the spirit of the NCW theme, AACT hosted a content writing contest for current teacher members. This year’s winners were Middle School teacher, Jennifer Smith, from Monticello Middle School, and High School teacher, Melissa Payne, from Jeffersontown High School. Read about both teachers' exciting and unique lesson plan inspired by the theme of NCW.

  • October 1, 2019

    Announcing the AACT Strategic Plan

    This summer, the AACT Governing Board, in collaboration with staff and with input from AACT members, held a retreat to develop a strategic plan for AACT over the next three years.

  • October 1, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Linda Cummings

    Every month AACT spotlights a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Linda Cummings, Chemistry Instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

  • September 19, 2019

    New AACT Resources to Help Teach Atomic Structure

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

  • September 5, 2019

    New AACT Resources to Help Teach Chemical Measurements

    AACT highlights resources that could be used to support a Chemical Measurements unit.

  • August 28, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Heather Weck

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Heather Weck, from Harriton High School in Rosemont, Pa.

  • August 26, 2019

    Call for Volunteers

    This is a great time to get involved with AACT by becoming a Regional Representative or Committee Member.

  • August 22, 2019

    New AACT Resources to Help You Teach Chemistry Basics

    AACT has curated resources to help you teach an introductory unit on chemistry basics.

  • August 20, 2019

    AACT Realigns AP Chemistry Content with 9 new Units on Collection Page

    AACT’s AP Chemistry Content Collection page has been realigned to correspond with the new 2019 AP Chemistry Course Outline published by the College Board. The AP page, has been reorganized so that teachers can find AP resources that are directly related to each of the new chemistry Units as well as resources that would be appropriate for use as post AP exam activities.

  • August 7, 2019

    Get Involved in National Chemistry Week 2019

    Celebrate NCW 2019 with the theme "Marvelous Metals."

  • July 31, 2019

    Submit Your Symposium and Workshop Proposals for the 26th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education 2020

    Proposals for organizing symposia and workshops are submitted to the American Chemical Society Meeting Abstracts Programming System (ACS MAPS) and are due August 23, 2019. Access to the ACS MAPS is through the conference web site https://bcce2020.org/

  • July 3, 2019

    Join AACT at ChemEd 2019

    Kim Duncan, our Sr. Professional Learning Associate, writes about all of the wonderful workshops that will be presented by AACT and the ACS Education Division at ChemEd 2019.

  • June 20, 2019

    New Safety Video Collection Added to Multimedia Library

    AACT adds a new six video Safety Video Collection produced by ACS.

  • June 4, 2019

    Incorporating AACT Multimedia Resources into Your Chemistry Curriculum

    Help students visualize what really happens when a chemical or physical change occurs by using our animations, simulations, and videos that were created to help them connect their macroscopic observations with microscopic representations.

  • June 1, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Michael Farabaugh

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Michael Farabaugh from Albemarie High School in Charlottesville, Va.

  • May 30, 2019

    AACT and the American Chemical Society (ACS) Workshops at ChemEd 2019

    Are you planning to attend the ChemEd 2019 Conference hosted by North Central College in Naperville, IL, July 21-25? If so, please join AACT and ACS Education for any of our 17 scheduled workshops. We will also have a booth in the exhibit hall, so stop by and pick up some great swag!

  • May 7, 2019

    AACT Highlights AP Chemistry Content in New Collection Page

    Read about AACT’s new AP Chemistry Content Collection page! The page, makes it easier for teachers to find AP resources that are directly related to each Big Idea and post AP exam resources.

  • April 30, 2019

    AACT Member Spotlight: Roxanne Spencer

    Every month AACT will spotlight a passionate member who is dedicated to enhancing chemistry inside and outside the classroom. This month we spotlight Roxanne Spencer from Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ.

  • April 9, 2019

    Using AACT Resources to Help Teach Acids and Bases

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

  • April 8, 2019

    Earth Day Resources from AACT

    Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with chemistry! We've rounded up resources from the AACT classroom library related to Earth Day, and to this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme, "Chemistry Helps Feed the World."

  • April 1, 2019

    2019 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award Winners

    And the winners of the 2019 Chemistry Teacher of the Year Award are ...

  • 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 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.