Collections

AACT currently offers more than 1,000 classroom resources for K-12 teachers of chemistry to use in their classrooms. These resources include videos, simulations, animations, lesson plans, labs, activities, demonstrations and projects. We are happy to also present select classroom resources as part of larger collections, that are organized by a theme. Some of these collections were developed specifically as part of a content writing team, while others were put together as a common theme was apparent.


  • Animations

    Each animation in this series can be used to help students make connections between macroscopic observations and the particulate phenomena that explain them.

  • Chemistry of Cars

    The Ford Chemistry of Cars videos highlight the chemistry involved in aspects of production and operation of automobiles. They are part of a larger Chemistry of Cars resource collection, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company.

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    Chemistry of Color

    The Chemistry of Color videos highlight the real-world chemistry of paint. Videos in this series investigate the composition of paint, the chemical make-up of pigments, the technology used to match paint samples, as well as the future potential of paint. They are part of a larger Chemistry of Color resource collection, sponsored by PPG.

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    Founders of Chemistry

    How did chemistry become the study of electrons and the periodic table? Many great minds were responsible for making discoveries that led to modern chemistry. This video series allows viewers to travel back in time to explore the lives of the most influential men and women in chemistry.

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    Kitchen Chemistry

    This collection of AACT resources highlights all of the hands-on physical science and chemistry activities that are available in our library, and require only tools and/or materials that are typically found in the kitchen. All of these resources include a list of required materials and detailed background information for teachers, or other adults, who are supervising the activity. There are also student activity sheets, and many include an answer key. There is an equipment list and a table of conversion factors available in the sidebar.

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    Testing Kitchen Chemistry

    Testing This collection of AACT resources highlights all of the hands-on physical science and chemistry activities that are available in our library, and require only tools and/or materials that are typically found in the kitchen. All of these resources include a list of required materials and detailed background information for teachers, or other adults, who are supervising the activity. There are also student activity sheets, and many include an answer key. There is an equipment list and a table of conversion factors available in the sidebar.