The Challenge is an academic competition for students in grades 5-8, where the excitement and value of chemistry takes center stage! By middle school, most U.S. students have not studied chemistry as its own subject. Participating in a Challenge offers a critical exposure to this content.
The Challenge is an academic competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions. CEF relies on a network of volunteers, our Challenge Organizers, to coordinate participation and plan the Local and State Challenge competitions.