CEF has the virtual resources teachers and parents need to help students explore hands-on science in at-home or in-person settings.

Digital Science Resources

Activity Guides are hands-on science lessons that use common, inexpensive items to teach science in the classroom or at home.

  • Download our free Activity Guides now
  • Watch educator demonstrations that explain how to incorporate the Activity Guides into classroom and home settings
  • Share the virtual Activity Guide-aligned student modules with your students. These modules provide all the science content needed for a student to complete a hands-on science activity and highlight STEM careers connected to each science activity.

Teacher Professional Development: Essential Elements Workshops

Essential Elements workshops build educator confidence in teaching science and leading hands-on learning.

Virtual Workshops:

  • Introduction to the 5E Learning Model: Click here to access the registration page
  • Weather and Sustainability: Click here to access the registration page
  • Life Sciences: Click here to access the registration page
  • Space: Click here to access the registration page

Virtual You Be The Chemist Challenge®

5th-8th grade students are invited to participate in the You Be The Chemist Challenge®, a science competition where teams of four (4) explore chemistry concepts and sustainability.

The Challenge can be used as an asynchronous education tool for virtual or in-person classrooms and can be incorporated as a classroom assignment. Organize students into teams however you see fit, provide them with the resources and study materials, choose your competition date, and you are set for an academic year’s worth of science content!

  • Study materials are available for your students to prepare them for the Challenge
    • Click here to see a sample of the interactive study materials you will gain access to after registering your students
    • Registering will give you access to all 16 student modules that go along with the study materials
  • Click here for a free unit calendar for assigning study materials
  • Click here to learn more about the Challenge