Programs for Teachers

AMPP EMERG resources for teachers

AMPP offers resources to teachers in the form of the Corrosion Toolkit or cKit™ that was developed to help demonstrate corrosion concepts in a way that is fun and engaging for students.

The Corrosion Toolkit provides a stimulating learning experience for students, and can be used as hands-on curriculum for high school teachers to challenge, inspire, and educate students on corrosion science and engineering. We recruited our industry’s top corrosion experts to create an interactive way to bring corrosion concepts and principles to life. The result of their time and participation is the cKit™.

Included in the kits are the basic materials necessary to perform the experiments:

  • Alligator Clips
  • AA Battery & Battery Holder
  • Electrode Set (metal strips of aluminum, copper, lead, magnesium, tin and zinc)
  • Digital Voltmeter
  • Teachers Guide

In addition, you will also find supplemental information such as:

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cKits PPG
Proud sponsor of the cKit

What’s included in the cKit™?

cKit experiment

Experiment Demonstration: Corrosion Exposure

Presented by Kim Ray and Tanner Ray

cKit Experiment

Experiment Demonstration: Fruit “Juice” Objective

Presented by Andy Nydam


To help with the use of the cKit™, we offer the cKit™ Teacher’s Guide. It provides all the information needed to conduct successful corrosion experiments!

Teachers Guide Spotlight On Corrosion

Please find below supplemental materials to the cKit™ Teacher’s Guide, including information on the standards and how they apply to the experiments

Supplemental Materials
Proud sponsor of the 2024 EMERG Student Camp at the AMPP Conference + Expo

EMERG Student Camp

Each spring, we invite high school science students to participate in a day-long mini-camp held during AMPP’s annual conference and exposition. During the camp, students will conduct engaging and hands-on corrosion experiments from the popular cKit™ (Corrosion Toolkit), as well as explore academic, research, and career opportunities from university students and industry professionals during a tour of the exhibit hall.

About the EMERG Student Camp:

  • This event is FREE for students and teachers to attend. Participation at the EMERG Student Camp is limited to the first 50 students. Priority will be given to high school classes of juniors and seniors currently enrolled in AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, and/or AP Physics courses.
  • Teachers may register for a class of no more than 25 students. One chaperone per 10 students is required. Lunch is provided to all students, teachers, and chaperones.
  • Schools using district buses may be eligible to receive a bus stipend to help with transportation costs.
  • To register for the EMERG Student Camp, download and submit completed form to prior to the deadline. Submission of registration form does not guarantee participation at this event. Confirmation of your class’s attendance will be emailed byJanuary 31.

Explore scientific principles in:

  • Chemical reactions
  • Oxidization
  • Activity series of metals
  • Electrochemistry
  • Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Energy Transfer
  • Cathodic Protection

Discover the world of corrosion:

  • Student Poster Session
  • Cathodic Protection Test Field
  • Coatings Experience
  • Meet Industry Professionals

ASM materials camps - teachers

Since 2005, we have partnered with the ASM Materials Education Foundation to fund and organize Teacher Materials Camps, week-long educational summer camps for science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. These camps are held in more than 40 cities across the United States and Canada each summer providing STEM educators with the tools to excite their students and further their professional development.

The idea-generating workshop provides classroom instruction and hands-on lab experiences that show educators how to use applied engineering techniques in their classroom, making math and core science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle and high school students. The camp curriculum includes a 4-hour corrosion component utilizing our cKit™ (Corrosion Toolkit).

  • The camp is FREE for attendees. Participants are eligible to receive four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and can opt for two (2) graduate level credits.
  • Educators work with metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, and develop a greater appreciation for the importance of these materials in modern life.
  • 97% of teacher participants incorporate the experiments and learned concepts in their classrooms.

For more information on upcoming ASM Materials Camps®, please visit ASM Materials Education Foundation.