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Teaching Chemistry Using PhET Simulations
September 23 7PM EDT

Learn how to incorporate simulations from PhET into your chemistry classroom.


Getting Started: How to Plan Your Yearlong Course

How do you plan to teach a new course? A teacher with 40+ years of experience provides some advice to map out the year.


Starting Out on the Right Foot in Chemistry

Starting any school year is stressful for everyone, especially young teachers. In our years of teaching high school chemistry...


Ancient Chemistry

This video traces the history of chemistry from the discovery of fire, through the various metal ages, and finally to the great philosophers.

News & Updates

New resources now available  (9/22/14)
Explore new labs, demos, lesson plans and activites.

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New video on astatine now available
Watch the latest addition of the Disappearing Spoon video series!

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A Conversation with Kathy Kitzmann
Join Kathy, the 2014 Conant Award winner on September 25 to take your questions and share ideas to challenge and inspire your students!

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NGSS: Where to Start
What are the first five steps you need to take to tackle NGSS?

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Welcome, Charter Members!
Read the editorial from our inaugural issue of Chemistry Solutions, the AACT online periodical.

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Disappearing Spoon Video Series
Partnering with NYT bestselling author Sam Kean, AACT brings Sam's book about the elements of the periodic table to life.

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View our chat with Sam Kean
We asked the author your questions about his book,  The Disappearing Spoon, and how best to use it in your classroom!

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AACT Newsletter Archive
Did you miss an issue of the AACT newsletter, AACTconnect?  Don't worry, we've put them all together on one page so you can catch up!

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Find the mole!
Hidden somewhere in this website is our friendly mole Alistair. Tweet us @AACTconnect & tell us where you found him! First AACT member to tweet us the correct location will receive an AACT-branded thumbdrive.

ChemMattersDemystifying everyday chemistry!

  • Four issues during the school year
  • Six articles with teacher's guide in every issue
  • Fun ways to teach chemistry to high school students
The printed ChemMatters magazine is a member benefit only for those who reside within the U.S.