Resource FeatureMagic Bubble
Read about a lesson designed by a teacher that introduces students to particle diagrams via the process of dissolving.
Lessons by teachers with their inspiration for the activity or tips for how to implement the lesson.
Resource FeatureA Cracking Good Reaction
Eliminate safety concerns of cracking hydrocarbons in a classroom setting by doing the reaction with a microscale set up.
Reflections and perspectives by teachers about topics that affect chemistry education.
Classroom CommentaryGetting into Action
A veteran teacher shares insight on how to align objectives with learning activities and resources.
Classroom CommentaryAP 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.
Classroom CommentaryAccess to Opportunity: Limitations to Equity in Science Education
Access to quality science education varies greatly for students across the nation, creating gaps that restrict options for many students in postsecondary education and careers. Commitment to quality science education, supported by creative, collaborative efforts with community partners, is essential to narrow these access gaps for the good of our students and our nation.
Nuts & Bolts
Functional tips you can implement in your classroom.
Nuts & BoltsUncovering Student Thinking through the Science Literacy Framework
You can borrow tricks of the trade from literacy to create dynamic lessons to increase student understanding.
Nuts & BoltsStrategies for Increasing Student Engagement
Increase student engagement and promote critical-thinking skills through positive student–teacher relationships, chemical demonstrations, and student discussions.
Nuts & BoltsLearning Electron Configuration via POGIL
Are your students struggling with learning electron configurations? This POGIL activity can help.
Nuts & BoltsDemonstrations and Good Pedagogy
Given recent accidents involving methanol, are traditional, teacher-performed, passive-student demonstrations best?
In My Element
Stories about teachers finding their way to the chemistry classroom.
In My ElementMy Late Love of Chemistry
My relationship with chemistry changed as I began teaching. I am one of two science teachers at the junior high and high school in my rural public school in Russia, OH.
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EditorialIt'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.
SimulationComparing Attractive Forces
In the November 2014 issue, students explore the different attractive foreces between pairs of molecules by dragging the "star" image. In the accompanying activity, students investigate different types of intermolecular forces (London dispersion and dipole-dipole). In the analysis that follows the investigation, they relate IMFs (including hydrogen bonding) to physical properties (boiling point and solubility).
Chemistry FunChemistry Fun
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Teacher 2 Teacher
We Asked on Twitter:
How do you teach the periodic table so it's interesting and engaging to students? #teachPTOE
Students see many elements first hand with a kit from @FlinnScientific Then Element election with posters/speeches.
I #teachPTOE using #periodictableofvideos and #TheoGray 's The Elements book and apps.