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Chemistry: Fireworks, Forensics, and Fun

Phil Cook

Tik Tok Star, Chemistry Teacher, Scientist

About Phil

Recently dubbed "Tik Tok's Favorite Chemistry Teacher," Phil Cook has been enthusiastically teaching chemistry for over two decades. Through unique and interactive experiments, he engages with learners all over the world–reigniting a love of science in some and introducing the world of chemistry to others.

About the Class

Chemistry is everywhere: in the air we breathe and food we eat. Chemistry even has a starring role in your 4th of July fireworks display, as well as your local forensics lab. TikTok star Phil Cook will show you how chemistry makes so much possible—and why it should be your new favorite subject.

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