• Teachers discuss the chemical composition of food items.
  • This Fighting with Food project activity explores how antioxidants prevent browning in apples.
  • This Fighting with Food project activity investigates antioxidant-rich foods, such as purple cabbage, that are acid base indicators.
  • Testing the antioxidant content of a serial dilution of orange drink.
  • CCE Director Susan Hershberger demonstrates the structure of a PCB molecule.
  • CCE's Fighting with Food project focuses on how nutrient rich foods can combat the effects of environmental toxicants.

As a science educator, we know that you need high-quality teacher professional development opportunities and instructional resources. For 27 years, the Center for Chemistry Education (CCE) at Miami University in Ohio has helped teachers and students from preschool through college love science through providing just such high-quality materials and experiences.


If you'd like to see our work in science education research, visit the Research section of the website.

Teacher PD

Our teacher professional development courses typically provide free graduate credit plus stipends. Visit the Professional Development section of our website to find out what courses are currently accepting enrollment.

Educational Resources

We have a variety of free instructional resources that you can download from this site. Visit Educational Resources to see what we offer.

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  • During a taste evaluation in a Fighting with Food course, not everyone's opinion is the same.
  • A sample of plumber's tape is tested for flammability.
  • Extracts from antioxidant-rich berries change color when acids or bases are added.
  • Does that new juice drink really contain as much calcium as the label says? A titration can find out.
  • A lightbulb and battery is used to test the conductivity of pure metals and metal compounds.