Jeepneed brings the love of science to Filipino kids

I have to thank my friend Kat who introduced me to Jeepneed. She mentioned that she was going to a box opening of their latest experiment at The Mind Museum, and if my daughter and I wanted to join? And when she told me
Jeepneed promotes a love of science and Filipino culture among kids in the Philippines
My inner geek couldn’t be happier, so off we went.
Jeepneed brings science to Filipino kids

Kat, the girls and the geek

Once at The Mind Museum, we could join several experiments and we decided on the Microscope Discovery Lab. The kit contained all we needed for this experiment such as a mini microscope and activity sheets.
The activity sheets explained the experiment in detail and gave some background information. The assignments were all easy enough for them to follow, and we could also guide them by using the parent manual.  In addition, there were attendants explaining what to do or how to use the microscope.
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Preparing the mini microscope

The mini microscope was a fantastic little thing! Unlike a regular one, we could hover this mini version on top of almost any surface. So we examined my bag, our skin and the moles on it, her eye lashes, a little spot on the table, my ring, her shirt. Any surface became interesting under the microscope.
And, because we could attach it to my phone, we could even take very detailed pictures of all that we saw.
Jeepneed brings science to Filipino kids

Eyebrows up close

We spent a good 2 hours working on this experiment and it was hard to leave. We really enjoyed discovering how all the different objects looked liked from up close and even continued our research in the car on our way home.
For most of our kids’ activities, we parents normally do not have to get involved – especially when they’re a bit older.
I fully admit I am quite a happy mama when I only have to drop them off, have some time for me, and pick them up again. How about you? This session reminded me that it is so fun -and important- to also do something together with your (older) child, without any distractions. 
Jeepneed encourages the love of science, and also to enjoy these experiments together with your child. So, who are they?

Who is Jeepneed?

Jeepneed Tiny Labs started out as a social enterprise that provides low cost science and tech tools to schools.  Their goal is to make science accessible and fun for all Filipino children, using their mobile science labs.
Their little lab in a boxes and science kits contain everything you need for the science experiments:
– the materials you need,
– activity sheets and challenges that are detailed and kid friendly,
– a parent/teacher  ‘Lab Assistant’s’ Manual containing extra information on complex concepts and any troubleshooting tips that will come in handy during field work.
The science experiments range from electric circuits to kitchen experiments to biology kits, and new ones are created regularly. The boxes are designed for kids 5 years old and up.

Subscribe and get more 

Private schools, home schools and individuals subscribe to these lab in a boxes, and with each subscription, you support a public school do be able to do these fun science experiments as well. How?
Well, for every 100 subscriptions, Jeepneed pledges to bring similar experiments to a 1000 students in public schools. Now, isn’t that the best?
Jeepneed is a young company, run by gorgeous ladies, with a very big heart.
Jeepneed Manila For Kids

Bringing science to the province – image from Jeepneed

Where to buy/subscribe

You can subscribe to their Lab in a Box School Pack, order individual science kit boxes, the mini microscopes and more, through their website. Use code: manilaforkids for a nice discount!
Jeepneed brings science to Filipino kids

Kids in action – Image from Jeepneed

Super Science Saturdays

Jeepneed also brings their experiments to several venues. Do something different with your friends and family members and go for a few hours of ‘science bonding time’. The next one is on:

November 4: Kitchen Chemistry

Learn how your kitchen can become a laboratory.

Uncover everyday acids and bases. Use simple kitchen materials to make our own special acynothianins and see how you make awesome chemical changes happen at your doorstep. In this Lab students learn about Tests, and collecting information.

We also launch a special tool you can use when you go to the grocery or the wet market. Learn how to see everyday environments in new ways.

November 18: Making with Mixtures

How do you know when you’ve given someone the right gift? In this workshop we’ll be making mixtures using glycerin, scents and textures. We’ll get creative and test our creations with a sniff test. Attendees remake their gifts after they’ve learned how to conduct simple surveys. Take home your gifts in a special package you’ve created.

December 2: Growing Bacteria

Learn about bacteria that has good and bad effects on out bodies. We use our health lab to create a test and use the Jeepneed Discovery Mat to help create our own experiments.

Then making our own agar plates and finding out where different types of bacteria grow on our bodies. Then we’ll learn how to identify the bacteria that grows and it’s effect on our bodies.

Parents are highly encouraged to come to this one.

December 16: Fermenting

Time for holiday stuffing? What are the different ways we can ferment food? We’ll do a small heat free cooking session, because good bacteria will do some of the cooking for us. We’ll bottle vegetables, raise bread, and start some yogurt.

Workshop fees
Per session: P750 per parent-child pair
Both sessions: P1400 per parent-child pair
Extra parent/child: P300

Each session includes the facilitator + materials + snacks.
You’ll go home with worksheets from the first lab and circuit cards from the second.

Tickets Use promo code manilaforkids for your discount!

or text/call Erika at 0917 8424247 for tickets and inquiries.

The Mind Museum, BGC, Taguig.

Watch this space for the next Super Science Saturday.

See you there!