You Be The Chemist Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Chemistry, STEM

Scope:National

January 22, 2019 Registration Closes

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.

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition. Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. Students participate individually in the Challenge competitions. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above) with the top participant from each state advancing to the National Challenge in June!

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:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School.

January 22, 2019 Registration Closes

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

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition. Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. Students participate individually in the Challenge competitions. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above) with the top participant from each state advancing to the National Challenge in June!

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:

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School.

Deadlines

January 22, 2019 Registration Closes