Chemical Educational Foundation’s You Be the Chemist Activity Guides
A resource designed to teach K-8 students about chemistry.
Regular Feature in the Gazette
July 1, 2008
We found the You Be the Chemist Activity guides ("guides" doesn't do justice to this resource… more than manuals, they contain an interesting assortment of materials) interesting enough to share the following information with our community of teachers and school administrators. The activities require little more than supplies found in your kitchen cabinet. The K-4 packet costs $12.00; the grade 5-8 packet $15.00. Ordered together the total is just $20.00, and there's no charge for shipping.
The You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun are the Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF) flagship program. The guides illustrate the Foundation’s mission to promote the science of chemistry, the benefits of chemicals, and the importance of chemical safety awareness.
Updated and revised in 2007, the current Activity Guides are divided into two booklets, one for grades K-4, and the other for grades 5-8.
The YBTC Activity Guides contain hands-on, student-centered activities that support the Benchmarks for Science Literacy and the National Science Education Standards, the guidelines for grade-appropriate material. Standardization concepts are the basis for statewide assessment exams.
Each Activity Guide includes:
Approximately 30 hands-on, student-centered lesson plans
Activity sheets for each lesson that can be used as lab worksheets or homework assignments
A Resource Guide including safety tips, important chemists, and tips for teaching chemistry
A Periodic Table of the Elements
Fun Fact stickers
Additionally, each K-4 Activity Guide booklet includes an animated DVD to help introduce lessons and concepts, while each 5-8 Activity Guide booklet includes review game materials.
Students and teachers enjoy this fun and educational tool that makes chemistry come alive with real-world references.
To place your order, complete the order form and return it to CEF:
By mail: 1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1250, Arlington, VA 22209