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Chemistry & Materials Classroom Resources

This collection of lessons and web resources is aimed at classroom teachers, their students, and students' families.

Chemistry Now
Resource: Educators, Students (middle-high school), General Public
This website hosts a video series exploring the chemistry of common objects in our world and the changes they undergo. NBC Learn, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and NSF joined forces to create the series in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry. To delve deeper into the world of chemistry, there are: additional videos, including current and archival news stories related to chemistry, and lesson plans from NSTA for middle- and high-school students.

ChemEd DL: Chemistry Education Digital Library
Resource: Educator (high school-college) and Student (K-12 and above)
Describing itsefl as "everything you need to teach and to learn chemistry," this site is a collaborative, community-driven effort to provide digital resources, tools and services to aid in teaching and learning chemistry. Resources including interactive simulations, tutorials, activities, reference materials, images, video and more, spanning all aspects of chemcial education. The site offers collections for different areas of chemistry and for different educational levels (K-12, higher education).

American Chemical Society Education Website
Resource: Educators, Students (grades K-8, higher education) and Parents
The American Chemical Society's Education webite offers resources to promote excellence in science education and comunity outreach. There are resources for educators, students (high school through higher education, and more. As part of their Adventures in Chemistry section, there are activities, games, puzzles and articles that cover a variety of chemistry topics.

WWW Chemistry Guide
Resource: Educator and Information Research (high school and above)
A collection of more than 250 links aimed primarily at chemists and researchers but also useful to teachers, organized by categories. The sites are reviewed by a team of editors for excellence and those sites offering the best information, resources, design and navigation are included.

Strange Matter
Resource: Educator (grades 5-8) and Parents
The Strange Matter traveling exhibit teaches kids about the amazing world of modern materials and materials science. The exhibition's website includes a teaching guide and activities for teachers to use, and activities, games, experiments, videos and more for kids. And there's fun stuff for families to do also! The site requires the free Macromedia Flash Player.

Resource: Students (middle-high school)
Rader's Chem4Kids is a website for students learning the basics of chemistry. The site provides explanations, activities and other resources to aid students (and everyone) who wants to understand matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reachtions, biochemistry and more.