BASF, a world leader in chemistry, is launching Lab-Free Chemistry, a free online web application through which Romanian secondary and primary school students can learn chemistry by carrying out safe and fun experiments under home conditions. This will be made possible thanks to the fun experience, made up of complete and interactive scientific modules.
The experiments are safe, easy to follow, simple to perform, and presented with a modern, youth-friendly design, followed by quick transitions that stimulate students’ memory. An intuitive interface on the website where the experiments are integrated is meant to offset the realistic charm of the lab exercises. Upon successful completion of the course, students have the option of earning the BASF Lab-Free Chemistry Certificate. The educational platform is optimized for both desktop and mobile devices and is accessible through the labfreechemistry.com website.
“We think it’s a great idea to promote STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, making them more accessible to students,” said Andreas Lier, General Manager of BASF Romania and Bulgaria. “Perhaps most importantly, we promote the idea that education and knowledge should be accessible to everyone, which is why Lab-Free Chemistry isn’t just lab-free – it’s also free.”
This project is part of BASF’s Chemgeneration science program which educates secondary and primary school students with interactive STEM-themed presentations and experiments related to the concepts of sustainability and circular economy.
As in previous years, the program covers Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and content is presented in 11 languages - local languages and the English language.
The interactive learning method has been practiced by BASF since 2011, and it took place in leading educational institutions like institutes and universities, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, the curriculum was transferred to the format digital.
”We are so proud of how this year’s Lab-Free Chemistry is created – conceptually, content-wise and aesthetically. It will certainly attract many students, especially because of its comprehensiveness. We recap what Chemgeneration has essentially been for the past 10 years,” said Andreas Lier.