Educational Resources

Student Engagement

  • Illustrated Poem Contest
    As part of every NCW celebration, the ACS sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for K-12th grade students.
  • ACS Store
    Purchase promotional products for NCW, such as pencils, temporary tattoos, stickers, and more.
  • ACS Program-in-a-Box on space chemistry
    Participate in a live #ACSPIB broadcast for ACS local sections, student chapters, and ChemClubs. Subject matter experts provide stimulating science discussions matched with activities that demonstrate how chemistry is applied in everyday life. Hosting an event is easy because it’s all in the box!

Educator Resources

  • Celebrating Chemistry
    Celebrating Chemistry is a publication designed to engage and educate children (grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and is available in both English and Spanish.
  • Meg A. Mole Career Profiles
    Read all about Meg's many adventures! These interviews are an excellent resource for teachers to inform their students about the activities chemists perform every day. Need to explain a mole? Check out our “Meet the Moles!” web page.
  • ChemMatters
    ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them.
  • Journal of Chemical Education
    A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles.
  • Science Safety Guidelines
    Consult the Science Safety Guidelines to incorporate safe practices into your teaching curriculum.
  • Educator Resources from NASA
    Visit NASA’s web page to find resources for educators teaching grades K-4, grades 5-8, grades 9-12, Higher Education, and Informal Education.
  • "Exploring the Chemistry of Mars" Infographic
  • Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry
    A set of free hands-on activities and tips for chemists and science educators to use when they share science with school-aged children. Videos and instructions show prospective presenters what to do and say to empower children in guided exploration.

Articles and Activities



Watch the ACS Reactions video that honors the space theme and celebrates National Chemistry Week on Tuesday, October 16.  Visit the Reactions YouTube channel and see below for theme-related videos.

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