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


Teaching Chemistry Safety
November 4, 7PM EDT

Join high school teacher Jenny Bishoff for a discussion about how to teach lab safety in the 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.


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!


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

Happy Mole Day! (10/23/14)

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

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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.

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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!

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

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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
The 2014 Conant Award winner answers your questions and share ideas to challenge and inspire your students!


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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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.