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Experiment Challenge 2018

Kids love to play, kids love challenges, kids love to learn. Kids love experiments. Kids love science. And this year: Let Kids Love Food.

Every year, BASF Kids’ Lab gives children, parents, teachers and schools around the globe an opportunity to explore and discover science in daily life. Core to the Kids’ Lab are the experiments, which help children learn science in a fun way and let kids love science.

Theme of this year is about urban living, smart energy or food. We are looking for new, exciting experiments relating any one of these themes.

BASF, in collaboration with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), announces Kids’ Lab 2018 Experiment Challenge. We would like to invite secondary school students in Hong Kong to design a science experiment for the Kids’ Lab program. Students are asked to pair up and create a fun experiment that explains the world of science to kids from 6 to 12 years.

Six teams shortlisted by a panel of judges, will be invited to present their ideas in person on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The winning team will be selected and announced on the same day. The winners will be joining CUHK and BASF to discuss how to implement their experiment. 

Please note these important dates:

  • June 20 to October 12, 2018 – proposal submission 
  • October 26, 2018 – announcement of six shortlisted teams
  • November 10, 2018 – final round of the competition and team presentations at CUHK

Apply and summit your team's proposal today!

WHAT

  • Challenge: Design an experiment for kids
  • Theme: Urban living, smart energy and/or food.
  • Target age of audiences: 6 to 9-year-old OR 10 to 12-year-old children
  • Assessment criterion: The experiment will be evaluated according to its educational purpose and fun factors, attention to age suitability and safety consideration. Creativity, teamwork and presentation skills of the team will also be considered (more details in the FAQ below).
  • Format: Use Powerpoint to present the experiment designed for the target age group.
  • For instructions, please see “How to get started” section below.
  • Shortlisted teams will be invited to the final presentation held at CUHK on November 10, 2018, where the final winner will be announced.

HOW

  1. Form a team of two.
  2. Read the competition details and FAQ in the Fact Sheet, as well as Rules & Regulation below.
  3. Register via email to challenge@basf.com 
  4. Work together to design an experiment. Explain your idea through a maximum of 12 PowerPoint slides (details on PowerPoint content available on the next page).
  5. Submit your slides on or before before October 12, 2018 to challenge@basf.com

MORE

For more details, please contact challenge@basf.com.

WHO

  • All secondary school students in Hong Kong are eligible
  • One submission per team

2017 Experiment Challenge

 

Let Kids Love Food

The winning team with the judges - 2017 BASF Experiment Challenge Final Round cum Award Ceremony
The finalists - 2017 BASF Experiment Challenge Final Round cum Award Ceremony
The finalists with the judges - 2017 BASF Experiment Challenge Final Round cum Award Ceremony
The judges panel - 2017 BASF Experiment Challenge Final Round cum Award Ceremony
Finalist presenting experiment - 2017 BASF Experiment Challenge Final Round cum Award Ceremony

2016 Experiment Challenge

The winners

Roxane Lam & Angelyn Huynh from St. Mary’s Canossian College are the winners of the Kids' Lab 2016 Experiment Challenge. Their idea explains the chemistry behind a self-inflating balloon.

The finalists

Six brilliants ideas have been shortlisted from 62 submissions by a panel of judges. The shortlisted teams were invited to present their ideas in person to the judges at the final round on November 19.

Meet the judges

Judges from BASF and The Chinese University of Hong Kong have shortlisted the six teams of finalists. These contestants will be presenting in front of the judging panel who will be deciding on the winning team at the final round on November 19, 2016.

Kids' Lab Experiment Challenge
The winning team with the judges - Award Ceremony 2016
Kids' Lab Experiment Challenge
The finalists - Award Ceremony 2016
Trophy
The trophy - Award Ceremony 2016
Kids' Lab Experiment Challenge
The finalists with the judges - Award Ceremony 2016
Kids' Lab Experiment Challenge
The judges - Award Ceremony 2016

Interviews with the winning team

Article Experiment Challenge
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