07 Nov

[Announcement] The magic of soap

What will you do to clean your hands after playing in the dirt? What will you do to handle the greasy dishes after eating Mom’s delicious crispy fried chicken wings? Such an easy answer! We will use soap to wash away dirt!

Have you ever wondered how soap can help to clean your dirty hands or wash those greasy dishes?

Welcome to “The magic of soap” – the STEM class for kids – at Under the Tree community library! In this session, our kids at Under The Tree Class will have the opportunity to discover amazing stuff about SOAP,  to make cute little soap cubes on their own as well as to play some other fun science game.

The session will be held on this Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 9:30am-11 am at the Under The Tree community library.

All kids and volunteers are welcome!

18 Oct

[Announcement] First Aid For Kid

Through distinct periods of development, children, often energetic and overactive but lacking of  self-protection skills, are highly prone to accidents and injuries like abrasion, bleeding, lacerations or even bone fractures. Without knowledge of first aid and wound care, these minor injuries can lead to major consequences and big damage.

We are going to hold a series of First Aid for Kids, under the guidance of Dr Linh, to give children some practical skills to cope with real-life situations while there are no grown-ups nearby. Throughout these sessions, the kids will learn about proper wound care, wound cleaning and dressings, as well as how to create a first aid kit at home. They will have an opportunity to play doctor and nurse to engage in this educational game.
The first session will be held this Sunday, October 23rd 2016 from 9:30 am to 11am at our library. All kids are welcome. Volunteers interested in helping, please contact us.

Location:  Nguyen Cuu Phu, Tan Tao A Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City.

25 Sep

[Announcement] Science class: The fingerprints

Have you ever wondered how we can tell the differences between identical twins that share the exact same look? If one of them commits a crime, how would the police know which one is actually guilty? With recent advanced technology, forensic science is able to tease out several minute differences in our genomes that help to differentiate the twins. However, back in the old days, how were the police and detectives able to do their jobs and maintain justice in our society? It is because in addition to our appearances and DNA sequences, each and everyone of us has another feature that identifies who we are – the fingerprints.  Fingerprints are composed by patterns of ridges and valleys found on our fingertips, and they are extremely unique for each individual. No two people have ever been found with the same fingerprints. Even identical twins have different fingerprints. Also, do you know that we actually leave our fingerprints on everything we touch? That is how the detectives are able to follow traces of criminals, figure out who they are and put them in jail. Sound cool, right?

Want to study more on how fingerprints are formed, how they can be so unique, and how we are able to record them accurately and distinguish one from another? You are welcome to join us and the local kids in a science event on September 25th, 2016. This activity is supported by the Vietnamese STEM community.

Time: 7am, September 25th, 2016

Location: “Under the Tree” community library, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam