As a high school chemistry teacher, you are always looking for resources to enrich your teaching, grants to provide much needed classroom resources, and general assistance in accessing the latest information on topics. This page is designed to provide you information and links to sites to assist in gaining access to this information. If you know of links that other teachers would find useful, please notify us of these and we will post accordingly.
Are you interested in forming a ChemClub at your high school for students having an interest in chemistry? The ACS is fostering ACS ChemClubs to give high school students a unique opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. Students engage in activities that enhance their understanding of the science, get them involved in the community, and help them better appreciate how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives. If interested, please visit this ACS link for more information on ChemClubs and to access materials to help you in forming such a group.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FROM ACS
ACS has educational resources and creative ideas that you might find useful to enrich your classroom teaching and spark the creativity in your students. Visit the Education site at acs.org.
AN INTERACTIVE PERIODIC TABLE
Here is an interactive peridic table that permits you to obtain graphical information about the elements.
GORGAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION AND ALABAMA SCIENCE SCHOLAR SEARCH
Gorgas Scholars annually compete for over $10,000 in Scholarships and most Alabama Colleges and Universities offer additional scholarships. The Gorgas Scholarship Program is named for General William Crawford Gorgas, the Alabama physician who conquered yellow fever in the Panama Canal Zone and later became the Surgeon General of the United States Army. The purposes of the annual Gorgas competition are to promote interest in science and to aid in the education of promising students. The Alabama Science Scholar Search and Gorgas Scholarship Competition is a program of the Alabama Academy of Science and the Alabama Power Foundation. To learn how your high school students can compete, visit the Gorgas Scholarship web site.