From 3-9 June 2010, BASF is running its popular Kids' Lab at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The company says that around 700 children aged 6-12 are expected to join in a programme designed to make chemistry fun through meaningful, hands-on experiments.
BASF hopes that through the success of the Kids' Lab programme that it will encourage children to become scientists in the future.
Children will be able to conduct three experiments:
• "Red Cabbage Indicator"
• "A Chemical Change"
• "Making Paper"
BASF says that two of this year's experiments are shown for the first time in Hong Kong, "Red Cabbage Indicator" and "A Chemical Change". Children will be able to learn about a "chemical change" using materials commonly found in the home, and how colour extracted from red cabbage varies with pH values.
Some facts about BASF Kids' Lab
• BASF Kids' Lab is an interactive chemistry education programme first launched at BASF's headquarters in 1997 in Germany as part of BASF's social responsibility activities.
• Since its introduction in the Asia Pacific region in 2002, BASF Kids' Lab is currently conducted in 12 countries and regions in Asia Pacific, and has more than 20,000 participants every year.
• This is the fifth consecutive year of collaboration between BASF and the Science Museum.
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