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DCPS You Be The Chemist Essential Elements for Teaching Hands-on Science in 3rd-5th grade Classrooms (Workshop 1)

About Essential Elements

The You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshops build educator confidence to teach hands-on science to students in grades K through 8. Furthermore, the workshops build connections among educators and chemistry professionals in communities to enhance instruction and elevate students’ career interests. To learn more, click here.

All workshop participants receive a customized CEF Periodic Table poster, and access to 50 You Be The Chemist Activity Guides – plus other giveaways!

Workshop Information:

This workshop is for all DCPS 3rd-5th grade teachers only and will take place during the district-wide professional development day. Please reach out to if you are interested in hosting an Essential Elements workshop for other DC educators!

We are sorry but registration for this worshop is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


If you already attended an Essential Elements workshop you can find some great Educator Resources here.