BASF Virtual Lab offers three additional experiments in Vietnamese

February 24, 2022 | 14:11
BASF has introduced three additional chemistry experiments in Vietnamese in its BASF Virtual Lab, an online platform that allows children to carry out a variety of activities. In total, 10 virtual lessons have now been offered to Vietnamese primary students.
BASF Virtual Lab offers three additional experiments in Vietnamese
Erick Contreras, managing director of BASF Vietnam, presenting a donation to Tran Thi Lan Huong, principal of Tan Hung Primary School (left) and Lam Hong Lam Thuy, head of the Primary Education, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training

In partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, BASF hosted a training workshop for teachers and students from Tan Hung Primary School, District 7, to help them familiarise themselves with fascinating experiments and learn what chemistry means for their daily lives. The company also donated 20 computer sets to help more than 700 students.

Through the plastic pro experiment, children will learn about the different properties of plastics and how they can be used to separate plastic waste. They will also learn about the benefits of plastics and why responsible use matters.

The sweet bread experiment will help children learn about enzymatic degradation, as well as various nutrients contained in food. Finally, rust protection for food explains how vitamin C helps preserve food and keep people healthy.

“In partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, we have introduced BASF Virtual Lab to Vietnamese students since 2018 as part of our BASF Kids’ Lab programme,” said Erick Contreras, managing director of BASF Vietnam. “We are very pleased that a total of 10 online experiments have been offered in Vietnamese to the country’s next generation, which will help them develop their passion for chemistry.”

“We are also pleased to offer 20 computers to help the students from Tan Hung Primary School to conduct these fun experiments and develop their IT skills. We hope this is not just a great back-to-school gift after a long period studying at home, but also something to prepare them for future success," he added.

BASF Virtual Lab offers three additional experiments in Vietnamese
Primary students at Tan Hung exploring the amazing world of chemistry

BASF Virtual Lab, an extension of BASF’s global hands-on chemistry education programme Kids’ Lab, provides a wide range of interactive activities. Children can experience the joy of chemistry anytime and anywhere by playing the role of a researcher and conducting experiments in a virtual laboratory. Every step contains easy-to-understand explanations from the animated Kids’ Lab mascot, Dr. Bubbles.

In addition to the three new experiments, others are already available in Vietnamese, and more content is continuously being added.

BASF Kids’ Lab is a global programme that aims to develop children’s interests in natural sciences from an early age. In partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, BASF has implemented this annual programme in Vietnam since 2011, attracting almost 5,000 primary students in the city.

The company has also been active in multiple community projects with a focus on educational development, including school renovations, scholarship donations and the building of public playgrounds.

BASF Virtual Lab offers three additional experiments in Vietnamese
A BASF volunteer helping a primary student

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