6 Videos Every Chemistry Student (And Teacher) Must See

You don’t need to be a science teacher to know that science is happening all around us, all the time. But getting your students to understand this – and be excited by it and interested in it – can be a different story altogether. Luckily, the American Chemical Society has a fabulous YouTube channel full of fun videos that explain the chemical reactions that happen as a part of our everyday lives. “Everyday Reactions” has a ton of great videos explaining everything from what we know about why Tylenol works to the chemical reactions that happen with money. And why dogs sniff each other’s butts. These are all really important things to know, after all!

We’ve picked out six of our favorite videos to show you below, but don’t forget to check out the YouTube channel to check out new videos as they’re uploaded! These concepts make for great discussion in class as well as information to share at your next cocktail party!

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Why do dogs sniff each other’s butts?

The science of caffeine

The chemistry of sriracha

Why does bacon smell so good?

Why do we get garlic breath?

How do breathalyzers work?