Australian Teacher Combines Science With ASMR

ASMR lovers can learn a little too.
Jessica Miley

This Australian science teacher is determined to make science fun and he isn’t afraid to jump on a trend to do it. Jacob Strickling has taken his ‘tiny science’ videos one step further creating an educational science experiment, not only with teeny tiny equipment but described using an ASMR whisper.

In the experiment he shows what happens when calcium carbide reacts with water. If you didn’t know, it produces the highly flammable acetylene gas which Strickling then ignites with a match to create a satisfying explosion.

The sizzling water calcium carbide combination must be ‘music’ to ASMR loves ears. He repeats the experiment with a conical flask that is stopped with a cork and a straw. The channeled gas is then lit creating a soft fluffy burning sound which the fanaical science teacher enhanced by blowing on.

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is when people experience ‘low grade euphoria’ triggered by specific aural or visual stimuli. Often this is low volume, whispering sounds.

If you loved the video, but aren’t a huge fan on extended amount of whispering Strickling has his own YouTube channel called ‘Make Science Fun’. The videos here explain science in many ways. One playlist shows you how to use basic existing tools and technology to soup up your tools to make them faster, better and basically more dangerous.

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