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Don't forget about the AACT webinar archive! Members can access recorded webinars plus presentation slides and other related materials.

Periodical

A Dialog on Terminology: Double Replacement vs. Ion Swap

Are ionic AX + BY reactions better titled double replacement or ion swap? Two advanced students and their teacher discuss.

Blog

'Element Bee' Competition a Success

Two middle school science teachers developed a periodic table competition for their students; now it's a district wide event.

Multimedia

Simulation: Heating Curve of Water

In the May issue of Chemistry Solutions, students can explore the heating curve for water from a qualitative and quantitative perspective. 

News & Updates

New Founders of Chemistry Video: The Temperature Guys (6/21/15)

Just in time for summer.  This video tells the story of how temperature as we currently know it evolved. The first thermometers invented in the early 1600s are very different than ones we use today!

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Election results are in—announcing the first AACT governing board! (6/10/15)

Congratulations to your new grade band ambassadors:  Adrian Dingle (High School), Sarah Paquette (Middle School), and Rebecca Field (Elementary School).

Please welcome the entire 2015–16 AACT Governing Board »


Polls are now open—cast your vote! (5/20/15)

Vote for your grade band ambassador to serve on the inaugural AACT Governing Board! Read about the candidates and cast your ballot.  Voting ends at noon ET on June 5.

Learn more & vote »


New issue of Chemistry Solutions(5/6/15)

The may issue of Chemistry Solutions is packed with great articles—from NGSS to lab safety, social media, and more!

May issue »


AACT Inaugural Governing Board: Election & Updates (4/24/15)

Updates to the formation of the 2015–2016 AACT Governing Board, including self-nomination and election details.

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Cast your vote in the ChemChamps competition (4/23/15)

AACT members will serve as the judges for Round 2 of the ACS ChemChamps competition.  Watch a short video submission from each contestant, and vote on the top videos!

Watch & vote »


Conferences, awards, grants & more (4/16/15)

Discover professional development and learning opportunities available for K–12 teachers of chemistry. You can also share other opportunities with the community.

Browse »


April edition of AACTconnect (4/9/15)

Check your inbox for the latest news & updates from our monthly enewsletter, AACTconnect.  Not a subscriber yet?
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Member-Get-a-Member: Earth Day Edition (4/8/15)

AACT members: invite a friend to become a member of AACT; if they join between April 8th and April 22nd,  you both receive an AACT canvas tote bag! 

Details »


Q&A with Aaron Sams, recording now available (3/26/15)

Aaron Sams of FlippedClass.com joined us to answer your questions about the flipping chemistry classroom. Don't know where to start? How does grading work? What if a student doesn't watch the videos?  Access the recording of the live session to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Watch the recording »
Note: access to our webinar archive is a member benefit.


March 20 updates  (3/20/15)

New Antoine Lavoisier video!  Watch the video »

Follow @AACTconnect on Sunday for live tweets from High School Chemistry Day at the ACS National Meeting in Denver!
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AACTconnect, March News (3/18/15)

The March enewsletter from AACT. News, updates, and highlights.
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New issue of Chemisty Solutions (3/10/15)

The March issue of Chemistry Solutions is out! 

Explore the issue! »


Label Reading 101 (2/24/15)

Second post in our blog series on lab safety from Jenny Bishoff.  Read this quick refresher on how to read and interpret safety labels and the new safety data sheets (SDS).

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Lab Clean-Up in 15 Minutes a Day (2/18/15)

In this blog post, experienced chemistry teacher Jenny Bishoff breaks down important lab safety tasks into efficient, doable steps that you can handle in just a few spare minutes a day!

Read »


Middle school activities added (2/17/15)

New middle school activities around atomic structure and the elements »



New Valentine's Day lesson ♥   (1/25/15)


Dow partnership (1/20/15)

As part of their commitment to improving STEM education, we're excited to announce Dow as a sole founding partner of AACT.

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Indicators, molecular formula and other new resources posted (1/18/15)

Left over Legos from the holidays?  Check out the new Lego Modeling of Compounds lab, and other newly added resources on the Classroom Resources page.

Classroom Resources »


Flipping your chemistry classroom webinar (1/14/15)

Interesting in learning how you can implement flipped learning in your chemistry classroom? Join us on January 28, at 7PM, for a 90 minute webinar with FlippedClass.com's Aaron Sams.

Learn more or register now »


Emulsion Lab for all grades (12/12/14)

In this lab from Science Friday, students mix polar and nonpolar substances, and add various emulsifiers to encourage the mixing of the two substances.

Salad Dressing Science: Emulsion Lab »


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.

Read more »


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.