Chemistry connects people. There is chemistry between us when we connect with one other, both literally and scientifically; sharing a laugh with friends produces a chemical called serotonin. So we took our time scouring the new SciComm happening on TikTok to share with you this well-curated list of our favorite accounts sharing videos about chemistry. We hope this list will feed your passion for chemistry in your free time. From educational to hilarious, this list has it all!
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Chemical Kim is a compelling scientific education motivational speaker who advocates for science through chemistry demos. Her approach to science education has always been to encourage young science enthusiasts to study their surroundings through experimentation. Now she's using TikTok to share her entertaining science experiments! Take a look at this throwback video of Chemical Kim during a fun chemistry class;
Watching some of @chemclassrules high-quality experiment videos will make you want to try them yourself. Behind @chemclassrules is a chemistry teacher trying to show people some rad science! You'll find a plethora of entertaining experiments to satisfy your scientific appetite. Here’s a cool video from @chemclassrules showing you the reaction between copper and nitric acid!
Learning is easier when it’s fun. That’s why we love watching these entertaining chemistry TikTok videos like this Coke Rocket, created by putting butane inside the bottle of Coke. If you love watching reactions and experiments, this is the best account for you on this list! Just be careful doing these at home and make sure to wear proper protective equipment, OK?
Scott Franklin or better known as @franklinchemistry on TikTok is a New Zealand based self-proclaimed mad scientist/chemistry educator. His content is entirely about chemistry, and it conveys science's excitement and imagination. He even created a Chemis-tree (his chemistry version of the Christmas tree) made of flasks, colorful chemicals, and clamps! Check out the video below:
Do you know much about DNA or have you ever seen the actual molecule? How about the DNA of a strawberry? Got you curious, right? Well, check out this video from Phillip Cook, the man behind @chemteacherphil on TikTok with more than 3 million followers. Phillip Cook is described as “TikTok’s Favorite Chemistry Teacher”, with his entertaining personality, he makes learning chemistry so much fun.
Melissa Maribel is your every-day chemistry teacher but on TikTok. If you're taking Chemistry in high school or college, she can help you learn what you need to know to pass! You can discover video tutorials on all of the important ideas in Chemistry on her TikTok account, from significant figures to conversions and more, Including this one below where she teaches you about oxidation number rules.
Another fun science TikTok account is Techience sharing videos of chemistry experiments and entertaining facts like this one about Neon, the 2nd noble gas. Feed your hungry mind with science by checking out his account.
If you want to watch humorous videos about chemistry, check out @c_kurowski' on TikTok. Chris Kurowski is the man behind the entertaining account. He's a chemistry teacher who uses TikTok to broadcast hilarious lab class moments, such as the one below.
Darrion Nguyen (a.k.a. lab_shenanigans) makes hilarious yet easy-to-understand science content. He applies his biochemistry background as a science influencer to generate engaging and informative science content for students, professionals, and anyone who’s ever worked in a lab. This one is a little more general or life-science related, but definitely worth including on this list!
Social media can be distracting for students, but that doesn't mean that you can't use effectively. Following a chemist like Tamara on TikTok can help you learn more wonderful chemistry. She has a ton of videos on various chemistry topics that you may not be aware of and she also shares some tips on how to become a better student.
When you want to say "thank you" to an inspiring chemistry educator, an apple just won't do. This list steers clear of bad chemistry joke t-shirts and finds high-quality but affordable items from $4-$65 that will leave a lasting impression.
If you just try searching "PhD Graduation Gifts" on Amazon, you'll get a page full of mugs, shirts and keychains. They deserve better. I’ve been through grad school, got my PhD, and have a good idea of what they would truly appreciate as a thank-you gift. Here’s my hand-picked list below.