Project Partner — Center for Chemistry Education

The Center for Chemistry Education (CCE) at Miami University has over has over 30 years of experience in developing, testing, and publishing instructional materials for formal and informal science education and has published 44 titles through Terrific Science Press.

CCE has developed science education materials through funding from NIH/SEPA, the National Science Foundation, and Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) State Grants through the US Department of Education.

CCE’s informal science education materials have received a Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family and a National Health Information Award, and are recommended by the National Center for Quality Afterschool Science and the National Science Teachers Association.

Contact name: Susan Hershberger

Hughes Labs 36, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Oxford OH 45056

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Meet Big Sam

Big Sam is a 40-something security guard at the high school Jazzy and Vito attend. Big Sam is worried about his health and recently found out his blood pressure is high. He covers up his worries with jokes. He lives in the apartment above Miss Georgia.

Meet Jazzy

Jazzy is a cheerful younger high school age girl. She is a cheerleader and does gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with older people and loves to bake with Miss Georgia. She has asthma and works hard to control it so she can enjoy her activities.

Meet Cardi

Cardi is a 30-something aerobics teacher at the community center who loves to help people get more fit and healthy but can be a bit too much “in your face” about it. She means well though!

Meet Vito

Vito is a plays-it-cool older high schooler who is sweet-natured at heart. He plays basketball at the community center and is friends with Jazzy. He loves pop and chips and can’t see why eating all he wants of them is a problem.

Meet Pops

Pops is a retired high school science teacher who loves to keep helping people learn about science and health. He likes to check out what everyone is doing or talking about and step in to give his opinion.

Meet Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia is a fun-loving lady in her 50’s who loves to sing, dance, and bake. She is always helping out at community events. She recently found out she has diabetes, and she is learning new ways to cook.