ACS Science Coaches–Roles and Responsibilities

Program Expectations of a Science Coach

Make six visits throughout the academic year

Working with the same teacher and students gives science coach visits a greater impact. Building a rapport with a teacher and students allows chemists to contribute to and observe student growth. Many students will view their science coach as their personal scientist. 

Stay for one class period 

Class periods typically last 45 minutes to one hour. A visit can be spent interacting with students or planning with the teacher. 

Share your experience

Throughout the school year, ACS will ask Science Coaches to complete two short surveys to collect program experience and demographic information.

Role of a Science Coach

Be comfortable with a supporting role

Science coaches are to be respectful guests in the classroom and to help however the teacher may need assistance with science lessons.  

Share your expertise

Chemists' knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm for science are a valuable contributions to share. Science Coaches can make learning more meaningful by relating concepts to real-world applications.  


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