High School Chemistry Education Resources
Classroom Teaching Resources
Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) Textbook
Explores fundamentals of chemistry through societal issues, with emphasis on organic, bio-, environmental, and industrial chemistry.
Safety Data Sheets: Information that Could Save Your Life
Make Safety Data Sheets a part of your chemistry instruction and teach your students how to assess hazards related to chemicals with this ChemMatters article.
Download and share with your students and colleagues.
Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry
Visit highschoolenergy.acs.org for free fully-developed laboratory investigations, demos, student readings, and multimedia you can use to teach the big ideas about energy. The entire collection is available for free download in PDF format.
Landmark Lesson Plans
Inquiry-based student activities designed for use in high school chemistry and history lesson planning
“Hunting the Elements” TV show and educational materials
An engaging look at how the elements shape our world. The related classroom resources allow educators to explore the periodic table in detail with their students—from its basic structure and properties to the sometimes volatile behavior of specific elements. Among the many resources are “name that element,” a downloadable element iPad App and a classroom poster.
Education Standards, Guidelines, Safety
ACS Guidelines and Recommendations for Teaching Middle and High School Chemistry
The Guidelines emphasize essential components of a successful and safe learning environment for the teaching of chemistry. You’ll find research-based information about instruction, core ideas, physical instructional environment, safety, sustainability, and the professional responsibilities of teachers.
High School Chemistry in the National Science Education Standards
Addresses science education standards specified by the National Research Council and provides models for meaningful classroom learning.
Grants and Awards
ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant
Apply for grants of up to $1,500 to purchase classroom equipment, develop resources, or pay for a professional development opportunity.
Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities
Addresses needs of students with learning and physical disabilities.