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    Resource Feature | September 2015 Stoichiometry Set-up Method

    How do you make stoichiometry calculations easier for students to understand? This teacher describes a process of using visual cues in combination with a step-by-step problem solving method to guide students.

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    Editorial | November 2014 It's All Right if You Don't Know, Just Be Safe!

    Safety is always a primary focus for AACT. Every activity available on our website has a section devoted to safety. Some precautions may seem obvious, but they are there to avoid incidents like the ones we’ve recently heard about.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Teaching Chemistry on a Budget

    Do you have an unlimited budget for your classroom? Learn tips for maximizing your teaching resources and supplies, while minimizing cost.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 Getting into Action

    A veteran teacher shares insight on how to align objectives with learning activities and resources.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Round Robin: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Tool

    Try this this problem solving activity that provides the opportunity for students to learn from each other in a cooperative manner.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2014 AP Chemistry for All

    AP Chemistry should be open to any student who meets the bare-minimum prerequisites and is willing to take on a rigorous, challenging course.

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    Nuts & Bolts | September 2015 Minimizing Error in a Stoichiometry Lab

    A student suggests an alternative method to minimize the error in an exciting stoichiometry experiment.

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    In My Element | September 2015 Is Chemistry Really That Hard?

    Elliot Richman shares ways in which he tries to make chemistry less remote, less abstract, and more approachable for his students, including interdisciplinary projects and real world applications.

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    Editorial | September 2015 So Many Firsts

    September 2 marked the one year anniversary of AACT and Chemistry Solutions. Read about this year of firsts from the editor.

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    Classroom Commentary | September 2015 How I Found Modeling Pedagogy

    Throughout his 35-year teaching career, this teacher found success in active learning, particularly through modeling chemistry pedagogy. Read how his teaching evolved by incorporating new techniques, strategies, and ideas.

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    Classroom Commentary | November 2015 Embracing the Spirit of the Next Generation Science Standards

    This article reflects on the ways teachers are being challenged to design curriculum and implement the Next Generation Science Standards. There is an opportunity to demonstrate life-long learning and implement ways for students to create value in their knowledge and find joy in the learning process.

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    Nuts & Bolts | May 2015 The Power of Choice in the Classroom

    This teacher stumbled upon a way to enhance student engagement: giving students choices for how to complete an assignment. And was pleasantly surprised to find students more engaged.


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    Resource Feature | May 2015 The Indestructible Crucible

    Is it correct to use unconventional equipment in a school setting? Read about this alternative apparatus to the traditional crucible—a bottle cap.

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    Editorial | May 2015 One Volume Down, Many More to Come

    It’s hard to believe the last issue of the first volume of Chemistry Solutions is here. I know what you’re thinking: What am I going to do without a new issue until September? The good news is that the back issues are always available, and we have plenty of opportunities for you to stay involved with AACT!

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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Using Google Docs to Collect Class Data

    Learn why using Google Docs as a data sharing tool can help students make a stronger connection to the curriculum.

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    Nuts & Bolts | May 2015 Lab Cleanup in 15 Minutes a Day

    Simple steps all busy teachers can take to clean and organize their prep room.

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    Tech Tips | May 2015 How Social Media Improved My Teaching

    Twitter, Google+, and blogs have expanded this teacher's resources and learning networks outside of her own district, and allowed her to be reflective about her teaching.

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    Resource Feature | May 2015 Chemical Research of Herbal Remedies

    Grab your students' attention and help soldify their understanding of empirical formulas with this research project.


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    Tech Tips | November 2015 Create Your Own Ideal Content

    When the instructional content you need for class just doesn’t cut it, create your own! Learn how to make video clips that engage students and maximize comprehension in a way that is fun, easy, and effective.

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    Classroom Commentary | March 2015 The Tale of Two Chemistries

    How much is too much when it comes to simplifying content in chemistry teaching? This teacher with 15 years of teaching experience shares some specific examples of what she has found.


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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Scope and Sequence in the High School Chemistry Classroom

    Here are some ideas for designing a high school chemistry curriculum, including topic order and depth of coverage for regular and honors level classes.

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    Resource Feature | November 2015 Best Molar Ratio: An Acid-Base Discovery Activity

    An experienced teacher updates a classic limiting reactant activity using inexpensive chemicals, pressure sensors, and Erlenmeyer flasks.

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    Editorial | March 2015 Same Content, Updated Mechanism

    Even though chemistry content hasn’t changed in a way that affects a K–12 curriculum in more than 100 years, how we teach students now looks very different than it did 25 years ago.

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    Resource Feature | March 2015 Positioning the Gas Laws in Our Chemistry Teaching

    Set up student understanding of gas behavior and Avogadro's hypothesis using gas density, gas compressibility, and the law of combining volumes.

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    Nuts & Bolts | March 2015 Getting to Know What Students Know

    How do you gauge whether students are learning what you intend for them to learn? This article, the third installment in a series of articles, offers ideas from an experienced teacher.