You Be The Chemist Challenge
America's largest youth chemistry competition
You be the Chemist
zero-based science competition
Easy for Chinese students to participate
Academic materials preparation before the game
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."
The National Round was strongly supported by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and Dow, the second largest chemical company in the world. Promoted students can not only experience the charm of chemistry learning and competitions, but also can visit the world's top chemical giants up close.
Global website: www.chemed.org
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
Special statement: Due to epidemic prevention and control reasons, after communicating with the organizing committee, the Chinese committee canceled the regional round, and the qualified players can directly advance to the National Round. If the event cannot be held or an extension is required, the contestant can apply for a full refund of all entry fees and logistical costs.
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If, for some reason, the student is unable to attend after paying the fee, please contact us. If you apply before the registration deadline, 25% of the registration fee will be deducted as academic materials and service fees. If you apply after the registration deadline, no refund will be given.