You Be The Chemist Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Chemistry, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Oct 7, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 6, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education. The Challenge is an academic competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions.

5th – 8th grade students are eligible to compete in teams of four. Teams qualify for and compete at the following levels: School Level Students individually take a multiple-choice test (called the Challenge Qualifier) provided by CEF at their school and team members’ answers are averaged to determine each team’s score. Regional Level Qualifying teams compete at Regional Challenges where they collaboratively answer timed short-answer questions. The winning team from each Regional Challenge advances to the national level. * * If a state has only one Regional Challenge, the top two teams from that Challenge will advance to the national level. If a state has more than on Regional Challenge, one team from each of the Regional Challenges in that state will advance to the national level if fewer than ten teams participate at the Regional Challenge. If more than ten teams participate at a Regional Challenge in a state with more than one Regional Challenge, the top two teams from that Regional Challenge will advance to the national level. National Level Advancing teams from each Regional Challenge create a video exploring the role of chemistry in their community. Videos are evaluated by a panel of judges, and the top video from each state is recognized on the CEF website. The top 10 teams, selected from those recognized in each state, participate in an on-site competition in Houston, TX, where they are evaluated onsite by a panel of judges on their video creation process, explored topics, and overall knowledge of scientific concepts addressed in the video. The top teams receive prizes and recognition.

The challenge is in Quizbowl format so teams are evaluated based on the number of correct answers provided during each round of competition.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/

Managing Organization: Chemical Education Foundation

Contact:

challenge@chemed.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
To participate in the 2019-2020 You Be The Chemist Challenge® cycle, participants must meet the following requirements: 1. Be a student in grades 5, 6, 7, or 8, and must not pass beyond grade 8 on or before April 1, 2020. An academic classification for the participant above grade 8 must not have been declared to any entity for any purpose by the participant, their parent/guardian, or a school official acting on the participant’s behalf. 2. Not have reached the age of 15 before July 1, 2020. 3. Not compete in a Challenge competition in which their parent, legal guardian, or other family member is a Challenge Organizer, Judge, or moderator. 4. Participate through their school, homeschool association, or other CEF-approved student group (“school”). 5. Compete at the Regional Challenge competition location assigned to their school. 6. Not attend any Regional Challenge competitions other than those in which they are participating during the current school year. 7. Enter the regional and national levels of competition in the same school year in which they qualified from the school level of competition. 8. Not have been declared the winner of a previous National Challenge competition.

Registration Opens
Oct 7, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 6, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education. The Challenge is an academic competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions.

Process

5th – 8th grade students are eligible to compete in teams of four. Teams qualify for and compete at the following levels: School Level Students individually take a multiple-choice test (called the Challenge Qualifier) provided by CEF at their school and team members’ answers are averaged to determine each team’s score. Regional Level Qualifying teams compete at Regional Challenges where they collaboratively answer timed short-answer questions. The winning team from each Regional Challenge advances to the national level. * * If a state has only one Regional Challenge, the top two teams from that Challenge will advance to the national level. If a state has more than on Regional Challenge, one team from each of the Regional Challenges in that state will advance to the national level if fewer than ten teams participate at the Regional Challenge. If more than ten teams participate at a Regional Challenge in a state with more than one Regional Challenge, the top two teams from that Regional Challenge will advance to the national level. National Level Advancing teams from each Regional Challenge create a video exploring the role of chemistry in their community. Videos are evaluated by a panel of judges, and the top video from each state is recognized on the CEF website. The top 10 teams, selected from those recognized in each state, participate in an on-site competition in Houston, TX, where they are evaluated onsite by a panel of judges on their video creation process, explored topics, and overall knowledge of scientific concepts addressed in the video. The top teams receive prizes and recognition.

Criteria

The challenge is in Quizbowl format so teams are evaluated based on the number of correct answers provided during each round of competition.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/

Managing Organization: Chemical Education Foundation

Contact:

challenge@chemed.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
To participate in the 2019-2020 You Be The Chemist Challenge® cycle, participants must meet the following requirements: 1. Be a student in grades 5, 6, 7, or 8, and must not pass beyond grade 8 on or before April 1, 2020. An academic classification for the participant above grade 8 must not have been declared to any entity for any purpose by the participant, their parent/guardian, or a school official acting on the participant’s behalf. 2. Not have reached the age of 15 before July 1, 2020. 3. Not compete in a Challenge competition in which their parent, legal guardian, or other family member is a Challenge Organizer, Judge, or moderator. 4. Participate through their school, homeschool association, or other CEF-approved student group (“school”). 5. Compete at the Regional Challenge competition location assigned to their school. 6. Not attend any Regional Challenge competitions other than those in which they are participating during the current school year. 7. Enter the regional and national levels of competition in the same school year in which they qualified from the school level of competition. 8. Not have been declared the winner of a previous National Challenge competition.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Oct 7, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Dec 6, 2019 12:01am
America/New_York