September 2015

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Chemistry close read

Resource Feature

The Chemistry Close Read

High school chemistry teacher Jenelle Ball joins forces with an English teacher and a librarian to successfully implement an English class reading technique in a chemistry class.

Resource Features

Lessons by teachers with their inspiration for the activity or tips for how to implement the lesson.

Resource Feature

Stoichiometry Set-up Method File

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.

Classroom Commentary

Reflections and perspectives by teachers about topics that affect chemistry education.

Classroom Commentary

How I Found Modeling Pedagogy File

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.

Nuts & Bolts

Functional tips you can implement in your classroom.

Nuts & Bolts

Teaching Chemistry on a Budget Ca

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

Nuts & Bolts

Round Robin: A Collaborative Problem-Solving Tool File

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

Nuts & Bolts

Minimizing Error in a Stoichiometry Lab Cs 2015 minimizing error

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

Tech Tips

How to incorporate technology into your chemistry classroom.

Tech Tips

Google Drawings: Visualizing and Interacting File

An instructional guide for teachers who want to use the Google App, Google Drawings, in their classroom.

Tech Tips

Connecting Chemistry Students with Practicing Professionals File

Learn how to leverage a virtual platform to connect your students to practicing professionals.

In My Element

Stories about teachers finding their way to the chemistry classroom.

In My Element

Is Chemistry Really That Hard? File

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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So Many Firsts 2015 governing board editorial

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



Density Sim density

The simulation for the September 2015 issue allows students to investigate the effect of changing variables on both the volume and the density of a solid, a liquid, and a gas sample. Students will analyze the different states of matter at the particle level as well as quantitatively.

Chemistry Fun

Chemistry Fun

Chemistry Fun File

Looking for some chemistry humor? You've come to the right place!

Teacher 2 Teacher

@AACTconnect asked:

What's one inspiring thing you learned from a chemistry teacher?

You answered on Twitter:

Nothing will ever go as planned, and that's okay. You can still learn something from the experience.

Never stop asking questions!

That I should never be fearful of trying something different.