Elementary & Middle School Resources

ACS Can Help With Your Distance Learning Needs

ACS is offering various educational resources for free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back regularly for updates, recommended learning materials, open access to previously locked lesson plans, and more.

New Remote Learning Lessons from MiddleSchoolChemistry.com

Use our remote lessons, filled with videos of experiments, animations, and questions to create virtual lessons students can do at home!

Each Remote Learning Assignment is a Google Form that can be assigned to students to complete asynchronously, or be used during a synchronous virtual class.  Each form may be used alone, or teachers may choose to cover specific chapters or sections that support their existing curriculum.

Access These K8 Resources Anytime

Inquiry in Action

Free lesson plans aligned to NGSS, student activity sheets, and integrated animations help students understand chemistry in everyday life.
Grades K–5

Adventures in Chemistry

Kids and parents can explore chemistry with games, videos, hands-on activities, and other fun interactive content.
Grades K5

Middle School Chemistry

Free lesson plans aligned to NGSS, student activity sheets, and integrated molecular animations build a strong foundation for chemistry.
Grades 6–8

Science Activity Books for Early Learners

Poems, stories, and science activities in these colorful 64-page books help your curious young scientist explore the science in everyday life.
Pre-K–Grade 2

The Best of WonderScience

Two volumes with over 600 science activities helps parents and teachers guide students to investigate science in the world around them. 
Grades 3–5

Inquiry in Action
3rd edition, 2007

An oldie but goodie – the Inquiry in Action book features chemistry-related physical science lessons that encourage upper elementary students to observe and explore through science investigations.
Grades 3–5

 

Kids & Chemistry Kits

Engage upper elementary and middle school students in the classroom with a hands-on chemistry lesson. Learn how ACS members can order one free kit.

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