ACS fosters the development of innovative, relevant, and effective chemistry and chemistry-related education. Educators, students, and parents are tapping into ACS resources, information, and connections as the chemistry education community continues to teach and learn remotely.
Responding to the changing educational landscape
Refer to the September 2020 Journal of Chemical Education special issue on insights gained while teaching chemistry in the time of COVID-19
Use the virtual Journal of Chemical Education issues Laboratory Learning and Resources for Teaching Your Chemistry Class Online
Listen to the recordings and access the resource lists for the ACS Webinars
- Teaching Remotely Together: Lessons Learned
- Enhancing Online Laboratory Experiences: Insights from Organic, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry Courses
Tap into insights from department chairs and other faculty attending Teaching Labs in the Time of COVID-19
Use a collection of ACS Webinars that are free to watch
Address concerns about maintaining ACS Approval, certifying graduates, and more with the Statements on the changing educational landscape due to COVID-19 from the ACS Committee on Professional Training
ACS Exams Institute offers ‘nonsecure’ versions of its general and organic chemistry exams (Chemical & Engineering News)
Use Tips for teaching in the time of coronavirus from veterans in online instruction from Chemical & Engineering News
Digital educational resources
Use activities and information for K-12 student enrichment, posted by topic at Chemistry at Home
The New Faculty Workshop collection of teaching resources includes additional resources for research-based instructional strategies.
To connect chemistry lessons to society use online interactives for the ACS textbook for non-science majors Chemistry in Context (available in e-book) and Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry.
Increasing accessibility and inclusiveness
Pursue the actions in the August 2020 Journal of Chemical Education editorial “Toward Intentional Diversity, Equity, and Respect in Chemistry Research and Practice”
View presentations from the symposium The Bond between Science & Disability: Forging new Capabilities for Inclusion, including Designing for accessibility in a blended-learning course and Expanding biomedical training to the deaf/hard-of-hearing community.
Fostering chemical and laboratory safety
ACS offers resources for developing chemical and laboratory safety knowledge, skills, and culture across educational levels and the chemical enterprise, including some Spanish language safety resources.
Select ChemMatters articles (in English and Spanish), include free digital resources and associated high school lesson plans
Chemistry in the Community, an ACS high school chemistry textbook (available in e-book for instructors)
National Historic Chemical Landmarks high school lesson plans
Elementary & middle school
Middle School Chemistry (including new remote learning lessons)