Chemicals, Health, Environment and Me (CHEM2) is a supplementary science curriculum consisting of fifteen units. Each unit contains 3–5 activities, providing a total of approximately 15 weeks of science instruction. It is designed to help fourth, fifth, or sixth-graders learn:
Each of the fifteen units begins with a CHEM Dilemm, a cartoon-style drawing which engages students and allows them to express their preconceptions. Students then conduct a series of hands-on investigations using student pages and laboratory equipment. Student pages also include questions and reading.
Each CHEM-2 program includes:
The Teacher’s Guide provides specific strategies to facilitate discussion and assess student learning after each activity. It also includes materials to help teachers integrate science with other subjects in the elementary curriculum.