The Mirror is reporting on a chemistry teacher who wowed his students by setting the classroom floor alight…
…The clip, which was uploaded to YouTube by MuzGTG, featured the caption: “Chemistry lesson with a lot of fire”, and has racked up more than 14,000 views.
It is not clear which school the science experiment was filmed in.
In a discussion on Reddit, some users believed the teacher was using liquid methane in his experiment.
But while some viewers were impressed by the teacher’s demonstration , others were not convinced.
One wrote: “Putting a flame right under students like that is shockingly irresponsible and stupid…”
The clip comes after a teacher’s physics experiment when disastrously wrong when he smashed an axe into the crotch of an unsuspecting volunteer…
The chemistry one is pretty cool and doesn’t seem that irresponsible to me – what do you think – but the second one? Oooooooouuuuucccchhhh!!! (although the comments suggest it was a teaching assistant and he was ok afterwards).
How far should teachers go to engage their students in science lessons? And any demonstrations gone wrong you are prepared to admit to? I know my classmates in A level chemistry nearly set the lab on fire one day which provided much merriment for years to come (but with hindsight was probably quite dangerous)!
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