25 Chemistry Experiments in 15 Minutes | Andrew Szydlo | TEDxNewcastle

Whacky colour changes, magic disappearing water, blowing up dustbins, clouds of steam, thunder air explosions. Are you ready to fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ‘explosive’ journey?

In his talk, Andrew aims to promote chemistry as the science of remarkable changes, which are often overlooked yet so important in our everyday life. And he does it brilliantly by performing an incredible series of 25 experiments in 15 minutes, totally amazing the audience (who rewards him with a long and deserved standing ovation)!

Andrew Z. Szydło is an internationally acclaimed chemistry teacher. But he’s definitely not the typical chemistry teacher you would expect…

He holds a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from UCL, and is an expert on the history of alchemy (his 1994 book ‘Water Which Does Not Wet Hands’ is considered to be the standard reference work on the Polish alchemist Michael Sendivogius.)

But his polymath spirit extends further: he’s a violin, bugle and accordion player, as well as a professional photographer. Throughout the years Andrew has wowed audiences all around the world with his pyrotechnical approach to teaching and demonstrating chemical sciences on stage and has appeared many times on TV. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx






32 responses to “25 Chemistry Experiments in 15 Minutes | Andrew Szydlo | TEDxNewcastle”

  1. Ali Hamid Avatar

    This man is the perfect personification of science…..

  2. MR Technopreneur Avatar

    If I got a teacher like him I would be a chemist! So inspiring !

  3. Alyssa Kammerer Avatar

    What a mad lad. Gotta love it.

  4. Landon Gallistel Avatar

    This man is doc brown there is no convincing me otherwise

  5. CactusBaboon Avatar

    Odd that a Brit can't speak in English units of measure, i.e. British Imperial System.

  6. Sanat Goel Avatar

    there was considerable focus of physical chemistry and sort of focus on inorganic chemistry but i could not find him spreading knowledge about organic chemistry which i thought was extremely unfair
    given that my favorite branch of chemistry is organic chemistry

    BTW there was mention of polymers a bit but they are too lame to be called the part of great world of organic chemistry

  7. Jay Styles Avatar

    This is all so chaotic…

    I love it

  8. Andreas Laks Avatar

    i like substances

  9. William Saguaro Avatar

    This video has such a chaotic energy

  10. Abhi Avatar

    feel sorry for the professor.. he couldnt even catch his breath while speaking

  11. z50king29 Avatar

    That's a teacher

  12. A Adan Avatar

    Absolutely amazing.

  13. Sniper D luffy Avatar

    How I can find the test script ? Plz

  14. avedic Avatar

    As much as I love this video…..I might like the comments more.
    I adore science…and it's nice to see a whole bunch of other people who do too.

  15. Ankit Dibya Avatar

    Whozz in Sept2020

  16. Ericmyrs Avatar

    This is 99% of the reason people want to become chemists. Unfortunately it is 1% of the actual work.

  17. David Garcia Avatar

    Every elementary school should have a guy like that come and introduce science just like that. Once a school year.

  18. Bernadette Okoli Avatar

    Seldomnly laughed so much at a chemistry lesson! XD The end when he was rushing all of it " Chemistry for all!" I was crying! Looool!!

  19. NextON Avatar

    Ye indian hacker ye sab aise hi karta hai bina itna English me bhuke okk to jo indian hacker ko dekhte hai unko pura video bakwass lagega

  20. Ke Shi Avatar

    Him and Bill Nye together for Ted Talks = Epic

  21. David Smith Avatar

    Remember what the audience paid to see the TED talks, so it's important to make them think they learned something.

  22. Raj limbu Avatar

    He is speaking cats and dogs

  23. mauru sensei Avatar

    So chemistry is all about explosion.

  24. Random Dude Avatar

    Never ever do it in school lab or you will get expelled

  25. DevilsBlood999 Avatar

    I'm going to share this lesson as much as I can….terrific!

  26. SREEKANT A Avatar

    Excellent, never thought liquid nitrogen as such

  27. Khush Gandhi Avatar

    Oh so this is where the word "BONKERS" comes from

  28. معوذ سید Avatar

    I am not good at English, I can't even pick words in my mother tongue to admire this. I have not been engaeged in something so intensely in a long time. Extra-ordinary, legendary, classical and heroic. An absolute gem of a Man.

  29. Josh Christopher Avatar

    I would love to have this guy come in as a special guest in a chemistry class

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