You Be The Chemist Challenge

America's largest youth chemistry competition

1 year
American historic
You be the Chemist
10000
60,000 contestants participate
each year
1 player
4 players per team
Group participation
Level 1
Qualifier level, Regional level,
National level
Inexperienced
Chemical knowledge requires a
zero-based science competition
Grade
From fifth grade to
Eighth grade
Bilingual
Provide Chinese papers
Easy for Chinese students to participate
Academic Materials
Provide all Chinese version
Academic materials preparation before the game

Sponsor Introduction


Founded in 1989, Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) is the most influential and authoritative academic chemistry education institution in the United States. Its mission is to inspire students to become future thinkers, inventors and scientists to create a better world through chemical science. CEF has a slightly different concept of science education than other academic institutions that value high school and university science education. CEF pays more attention to the science education of young people in the young age. Therefore, CEF has set up the “You Be the Chemist Program”, which focuses on the scientific and chemical enlightenment of students who have not received chemistry teaching in elementary and junior high schools, and stimulates students' interest in chemistry learning and scientific exploration as soon as possible. At present, CEF has become a pioneer in American youth chemistry education, and most American teenagers interested in science and chemistry will participate in the “YBTC Program”. The "You Be the Chemist Challenge" is an important academic content of the "YBTC Program."

Global website: www.chemed.org

BASF
BASF
Dow
Dow
Brenntag
Brenntag
TK
TK
Shell
Shell
IMCD
IMCD
PVS
PVS
ICL
ICL
Echo
Echo
MAROON GROUP
MAROON GROUP
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
Monument
Monument

美国少年化学家挑战赛

Introduction

You Be the Chemist Challenge (YBTC) is aimed at students who have not systematically studied chemistry from grades 5 to 8. Therefore, the purpose of YBTC is to enlighten and inspire students' interest and confidence in chemistry learning and scientific exploration, and to inspire them to become future scientists. Every year, more than 60,000 students from 41 states in the United States participate in YBTC. YBTC has become one of the largest youth science activities in the United States. It is also a scientific activity that most American science students love to participate in in their lower grades. Global website: www.chemed.org/programs/challenge

The biggest feature of the International YBTC Challenge is for elementary school junior high school students who do not have a chemistry learning foundation, so they will provide detailed academic preparation materials (Chinese version is available in China). YBTC does not emphasize the mastery of chemistry knowledge, but also pays more attention to the interest and ability of scientific exploration. Participants will participate in a team of 4 people from the qualifier, regional and national competitions, through a multi-choice written test, on-site knowledge contest and chemical experiment research and other aspects, to experience a variety of scientific learning forms.

 

Based on the 21st century core competence requirements, YBTC focuses on training:

Teamwork and leadership

Autonomous learning ability

Problem solving ability

Critical thinking and innovative ability

Presentation ability

Promotion system

Preliminary Round
Preliminary Round
  • Time: December 19th, 2019 (Saturday) 14:00-14:30 (30 minutes)
  • Location: • Online (exam computer or phone must be equipped with a camera) • Exam Centers across China
  • Players: · Primary School Group - Elementary School Grades 5 and 6 (Grade 5 and 6) · Junior High School Group -Grade 7 and 8
  • Team: 4 players, cross-grade team is acceptable
  • Form: written test, multiple choice questions, Chinese and English test papers, 1 point for each question (answers are not deducted)
  • Remarks: This year's preparation materials for this year (Chinese version) will be provided in October 2019.
Award
  • Perfect Score Award: Individuals who get full marks
  • Prize Award: Teams with full marks
  • Distinction Award: Top 30% of the national team
  • Qualifier Award: Top 20% of the regional team
* Note: Participation certificates and award certificates will be issued in the form of e-Certs. Teams that have won the Perfect Score Award, Prize Award, Distinction Award, and Qualifier Award are eligible to be invited to the National Round.
Final Round
Final Round
  • Time: May 2021
  • Location:Uncertain
  • Qualifications: Qualifier winners.Team participation. Team members cannot be replaced. If one person cannot participate in the remaining teams, they can continue to participate. If the two players are unable to participate in the organizing committee, they will adjust and merge.
  • Form: (1) Knowledge Competition (English&Chinese): On-site knowledge competition: The host reads the questions, and each team member has 30 seconds to 60 seconds to answer questions. (2) Presentation (English&Chinese): Before the competition, each team will design a "Chemistry Themed video" of no more than five minutes according to the theme of CEF. In the video, it is required to include a team introduction and show discoveries of chemistry in daily life (e.g. why chewing gum can blow bubbles) Or social/life issues (e.g. how to remove refrigerator odor), to prove and explain the chemical materials behind them through experiments or illustrations. Before the competition, each team needs to produce a poster based on their chemistry themed video to explain the chemical problems, phenomena and principles.
  • Language: Chinese and English
Academic guidance
  • The CEF Organizing Committee will provide a series of videos and related study materials on how to make micro-movies and how to discover chemistry in daily life.
  • Each team can look for a advior who is responsible for answering the difficulties students have encountered during the experiment. If the team receives an award, the advisor will also receive the Outstanding Advisor Award.
  • The advisor is only responsible for answering questions and is not responsible for helping students design experiments.
Schedule(Uncertain)
Date Time Agenda
17th May 9:00-9:30 Sign-in
9:30-10:20 Opening Ceremony
10:30-11:30 The first round of the online team speed race.
11:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 The second round of the online team speed race.
14:45-15:40 The third round of the online team speed race.
15:50-16:50 Experience sharing
17:00-17:30 Closing Ceremony
Award
  • Top gold team:First, second, and third teams
  • Gold team: Top 10% Team
  • Silver team: top 25% team
  • Bronze team: top 35% team
  • YBTC Award: top 50% team

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