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Discover how AACT membership can enhance your experience in the chemistry classroom.

Webinar
Overcoming Obstacles to Chemistry Demonstrations
December 3, 7PM EST

Are demos safe? Join Duke University lecture demonstrator Ken Lyle for a discussion about using demonstrations productively in the classroom.

Periodical

Demonstrations and Good Pedagogy

Given recent accidents involving methanol, a case can be made against traditional, teacher-performed, passive-student demonstrations.

Blog

Emergency Lesson Plans from ChemMatters

Do you need lesson plans to have on hand for those unforeseen times you may have to be away from your class?  Look no further!

Multimedia

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 holiday lab, "Benzoic Acid Blizzard in a Bottle" (11/24/14)

In this lab, students create a snow globe by taking advantage of benzoic acid's solubility properties in hot water. Suitable for high & middle school.

Lab »


New lessons, labs and demos just added (11/16/14)

See the newest classroom resources covering topics such as ionic & covalent bonding, the periodic table, gas laws, and more!

Classroom Resources »


Guess the AACT molecule (11/14/14)

It's acetone! Did you guess correctly?


Safety webinar recording available (11/12/14)

Did you miss the "Teaching Chemistry Safety" webinar last week?  The recorded version and slides are now available in the webinar archives.

Archives »


Guess the AACT Molecule! (11/10/14)

What molecule do you think is featured on the AACT homepage (at top)? Here's a clue provided by ACS Molecule of the Week:

I’m a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. Laboratory denizens commonly use me as a solvent and to clean glassware.  What molecule am I?

Enter your guess on Facebook or email us at aact@acs.org. Members with the correct answer will be entered to win an AACT tote bag (and a bonus prize for identifying the correct IUPAC name)! We'll reveal the answer & winner this Friday.


AACT Scholarship: Earn 30 Professional Credit Hours
(11/6/14)

Through a partnership with 100kin10 and the New Teacher Center, AACT is pleased to offer scholarships for 50 AACT members to participate in an 8-week professional development series on "Scientific Engineering Practices."

Apply »


New issue of Chemistry Solutions (11/4/14)

Explore the November issue of Chemistry Solutions.

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New Bulletin on Classroom Safety from CSB (10/31/14)

In light of recent MeOH accidents, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety bulletin citing AACT as a safety resource.

Read more »


Happy Mole Day! (10/23/14)

New video now available on the man behind the mole, Amedeo Avogadro.

Watch »


Live chat with Roald Hoffmann: Recording now available  (10/15/14)
Join AACT for an evening with distinguished chemist, Nobel Laureate, and teacher, Roald Hoffmann, as he discusses his views on teaching, chemistry education, and more.

Listen »


New resources now available  (10/8/14)
Explore new labs, demos, lesson plans and activites, including candy-centered activities just in time for National Chemistry Week!

Visit the Classroom Resources page »


Using PhET Simulations  (9/25/14)
Recorded webinar now available on teaching chemistry using PhET simulations.

Visit the webinar archives to watch»


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

Watch »


A Conversation with Kathy Kitzmann
The 2014 Conant Award winner answers your questions and share ideas to challenge and inspire your students!

Watch»


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.

Read »


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.

Learn more »


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!

Watch »


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!

Learn more »


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.