CCEW 2023 The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae
Find educational resources for this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme and other materials for your event, including outreach activities, activities, articles, and videos.
From Middle School Chemistry: Big Ideas about the Very Small
From the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
Consider joining AACT for access to many more resources for chemistry teachers year-round and connect with a community of K–12 chemistry teachers.AACT Classroom Resources
- Activity: Algae Trivia
- Lesson Plan: Biofuels of the Future
- Ingenious Video: Is the Answer to Overfishing … Algae? and Corresponding Video Questions
From ChemMatters Magazine
ChemMatters is a magazine that helps high school students find connections between chemistry and the world around them.
From AACT Chemistry Solutions
AACT Lesson Plan Contest for K-12 Teachers
AACT is excited to offer a content writing opportunity for K–12 teacher members! Participants submit an idea for one exciting and unique lesson plan reflecting the 2023 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme, The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae. AACT will select one winning lesson plan for the K–8 grade level and one winning lesson plan for the high school grade level. The winning lessons will receive $250 and be featured on social media! Learn more and enter today!
Illustrated Poem Contest - As part of every CCEW celebration, ACS sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for K-12 students. To participate, contact your local section CCEW Coordinator.
More Resources for Educators
- Chemistry at Home Resources about the Earth
Find a newly curated set of educational resources about the Earth perfect for aiding parents and teachers in student enrichment during this time of distance learning.
- Illustrated Poem Contest
As part of every CCEW celebration, the ACS sponsors a national illustrated poem contest for K–12th grade students.
- 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.
- Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry
Teach the big ideas about energy in your high school chemistry classroom! Explore the fundamentals of chemical, mechanical, nuclear and gravitational energy.
- Journal of Chemical Education
A journal for chemical educators featuring activities and articles.
- Science Safety Guidelines
Consult the ACS Center for Lab Safety to incorporate safe practices into your teaching curriculum.
- National Historic Chemical Landmarks
Learn about special places in chemical history, and download lesson plans for engaging classrooms.