Challenge Studying

The best way to prepare for the Challenge is to review CEF’s study materials and to understand how to apply your knowledge to solve problems. The resources below are suggested to help students understand the study materials and to help teachers prepare their students for the Challenge.

Students are encouraged to explore these resources:

  • to answer questions they have while reading the study materials,
  • to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the study materials, and
  • to practice using their knowledge to solve problems.

Many of these resources cover material that is more advanced than what is included in the Challenge study materials and questions. These resources are provided to supplement CEF’s study materials and are not comprehensive of what will be tested during Challenge competitions.*

General Educator Resources

Below are some resources that educators around the country have shared with us. These may help you to implement hands-on chemistry activities with your learners.

Essential Elements workshop materials:

Other useful resources:*

 

Do you have resources to share?  Let us know!  Email comments@chemed.org and we can add them to this page.

 

*Disclaimer: CEF does not endorse any specific company, website, or online resource or product, and CEF is not responsible for any content displayed on a third-party website. This webpage is a compilation of suggested resources for educators and students who are involved in the YBTC Challenge. These resources are not comprehensive of what will be included in Challenge questions.