International Year of the Periodic Table

IYPT Educational Resources for Ages 12-14

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Periodic Table Trends Activity
Download, print, and cut the cards you need to do this activity. Then watch the instructional video (in English or en Español) to learn how to play.

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Middle School Activities

Middle School Classroom Activities
Browse a list of curated classroom activities by the American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Lesson Plans: The Periodic Table and Bonding

Lesson Plans: The Periodic Table and Bonding 
Download inquiry-based lesson plans and activity sheets to introduce the structure of the atom, the periodic table, energy levels, and bonding to students.

 Let's do Chemistry

Explore Science: Let's do Chemistry Digital Activities and Training Kit
The Explore Science: Let's Do Chemistry kit is designed to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.

ACS International Chemistry Festivals

ACS International Chemistry Festivals
The Chemistry Festival, or “Festival de Química,” is a community event where chemistry professionals, professors, teachers, and students use hands-on activities to demonstrate and emphasize the importance of chemistry in our everyday life.

Endangered Elements Infographic

Endangered Elements Infographic
The Period Table of Endangered Elements presents elements facing supply restrictions in the coming years. The research was conducted by the Chemical Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network.

Periodic Graphics

Periodic Graphics
A monthly collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, chemistry educator and author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest.

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Teaching of Middle & High School Chemistry

Guidelines and Recommendations for the Teaching of Middle & High School Chemistry 
Learn to navigate the core concepts of chemistry based on recommended standards for middle school and high school students. Chemistry lessons often include hands-on activities in the lab. ACS gives you a variety of tools to ensure your learning spaces, lesson plans, and materials are safe for you and your students. These strategies are written specifically for chemistry teachers and address the challenges of helping students reach their fullest potential in chemistry.

Middle School Chemistry

Middle School Chemistry: Lesson Plans

Middle School Chemistry is a resource of guided, inquiry-based lesson plans that covers basic chemistry concepts along with the process of scientific investigation.


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