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Steve Spangler X でんじろう先生

25 Jul

In Japan there is a famous science teacher who is often on TV demonstrating amazing science experiments that are more like magic tricks.
He appears on many TV shows and he has a show of his own.

His name is 米村でんじろう先生 (Yonemura Denjirou sensei), or simply “Denjirou-sensei” as he’s usually referred to as, and he’s a former high school science teacher who didn’t enjoy science class when he was a kid so he decided to teach it in a way that would make it fun for kids (and adults!).

He has even traveled to places overseas, such as Africa, to help school children in other countries appreciate and learn science.

Here’s a clip from Denjirou-sensei‘s TV show. He makes a foam rise suddenly out of a large beaker with a loud whistling noise:

Well, a few days ago, my sister told me about an American former elementary school science teacher named Steve Spangler who does amazing science experiments.

I had never heard of Steve Spangler, so I searched YouTube and watched some of his experiments.
My first reaction was “Did this guy copy Denjirou-sensei?”, because he does some of the same experiments.

This is one of many experiments that Steve Spangler has in common with Denjirou-sensei

Here’s a video clip of Steve Spangler doing a similar experiment as the one that Denjirou-sensei did in the video above (but there’s no whistling noise):

I had never heard of Steve Spangler before, but I’ve watched Denjirou-sensei on TV for years.
How about you? Have you heard of either? Both?