Building a better world through the science of chemistry
You Be The Chemist®
You Be The Chemist takes a community approach to science education.
With a vast network of companies and a powerful volunteer base, the hands-on science programs of You Be The Chemist are found in local communities, nationwide, in grades K-8.
You Be The Chemist fosters a vibrant collaboration among chemistry industry leaders, educators, and volunteers who ignite students’ passion for chemistry and STEM-related careers.
You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides
Need an idea for experiments or lessons? The You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides use easily available, household materials in hands-on science activities that make it possible for anyone to empower students with the confidence to explore science.
Whether working with students in classrooms, science clubs, or youth organizations, the Activity Guides offer experiments, activity sheets, and supplemental resources directly to educators, anywhere.
The content is compatible with the Next Generation Science Standards.
You Be The Chemist Essential Elements℠
Confidence. It’s what educators have after participating in You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshops, so they are equipped to lead hands-on science activities with students.
This confidence is critical, and comes with providing K–8 educators—our “essential elements” in education—with methods for teaching chemistry concepts.
Essential Elements is based on the 5E constructivist learning cycle approach to teaching.
You Be The Chemist Challenge®
Participation in a Challenge offers a critical exposure to chemistry concepts.
Since 2004, a National Challenge has been the culmination of local and state Challenges nationwide.