Chemistry Teacher and TikTok Star, Phil Cook joins Rick for WirelessWednesday exclusive

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is an area of increasing importance for students. Competency in these areas is a strong indicator of future career success. STEM education encourages critical thinking skills, innovation and creative problem-solving.

For one high school chemistry teacher, the power of an engaging demonstration has turned him into a social media star. Phil Cook, well known for his engaging and educational TikTok posts, is making STEM concepts fun and accessible for students of all ages with the help of the incredible thermo-sensitive ink science behind FriXion erasable pens – the first line of pens ever to be Authenticated™ by (the leaders in STEM education) as a valuable teaching and learning tool.

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Phil also shares details about the FriXion erasable pen and the Million Degrees for Good Challenge - if more than 7,143 people get involved at the same time, they will simultaneously create over 1-million degrees of heat using the erasable pen. If Phil, his followers, other teachers, and viewers get involved and help generate those million degrees – Pilot will donate 25% of profits from the FriXion ColorSticks 16-pack (sold on Amazon), and the FriXion ColorSticks 10-packs (sold at Walmart and Target), between August 3 - November 8, 2022 to Girls Who Code.


What does STEM stand for and why is it becoming increasingly important for students?

What makes FriXion pens ideal tools for STEM learning?

What makes Authenticated™ products different? Why is this distinction important?

What is the Million Degrees for Good Challenge? How can people participate?

Tell us how you became @chemteacherphil. What you’re trying to achieve through social media?

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Phillip Cook, known to his TikTok fans as “Chem Teacher Phil,” has been a secondary education science teacher for more than 21 years, primarily teaching chemistry, physics, and engineering, and is currently a Senior Science Instructor at Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana. He has a Master of Science, Learning Design & Technology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.