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.