Elementary & Middle School Resources

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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.

Access These K-8 Resources Anytime

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

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 K-5

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

Keep Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) Going at Home

Public gatherings are being cancelled or postponed to protect us all from COVID-19. But you can still celebrate 50 years of Earth Day during Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) right at home! The 2020 Theme is "Protecting Our Planet With Chemistry." 

There are plenty of activities to share without the fear of sharing germs!

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