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BASF in Romania launched free educational web app for performing real chemistry experiments at home

  • Web app named “Lab-free chemistry” is developed as an interactive and gamified course intended for primary and high-school students

  • It consists of four levels with instructions for performing safe and fun experiments followed by the quiz to test their knowledge

  • Among others, Lab-Free Chemistry program is also available in Romanian language


World’s leading chemical company BASF is starting Lab-Free Chemistry – free online web application through which high-school students and primary-schoolers from Romania will be able to learn chemistry by performing safe and fun experiments in home conditions. This will be enabled through the gamified experience, composed of extensive and interactive science modules.


Experiments are safe, easy to follow, simple to perform, and presented with a modern and youth-friendly design, followed by fast transitions which stimulate the students’ memory. An intuitive interface on the website where experiments are embedded is intended to compensate the realistic charm of the laboratory exercises. After successfully completing the course, students have the chance to obtain the BASF Lab-Free Chemistry certificate. Educational platform is optimized both for desktop and mobile devices and it can be accessed via labfreechemistry.com website.



‘’We believe that this it is a great idea to promote STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, making it more accessible for students”, said Andreas Lier, Managing Director BASF Romania and Bulgaria. “Perhaps most importantly, we promote the idea that education and knowledge should be available to everyone, this is why Lab-Free Chemistry is not only free of lab – it is free of charge as well.’’


This project is a part of BASF’s Chemgeneration Science Program that has been educating high-school 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 the content is presented in 11 languages – both local languages and the English language.


The interactive way of learning has been practiced by BASF since 2011, and it was held at prominent educational institutions like Institutes and Universities, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, the program was transferred to a digital format.


‘’We’re so proud of how this year's Lab-Free Chemistry is created – conceptually, content-wise, and aesthetically. It will certainly attract a lot of pupils, especially due to its comprehensiveness. We are recapping everything that Chemgeneration has essentially been in the last 10 years’’, said Andreas Lier.




At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.


Further information on personal data processing at company BASF at https://www.basf.com/ro/ro/legal/data-protection-at-basf.html.