The reason I did so poorly in high school chemistry? There was rarely enough to hold my attention. Thick text books, a stern British instructor, mind-numbing rote memorization — together, these formed a perfect storm of abject boredom. By contrast, the jerks in this video have the right idea: make high school chemistry focus on the one thing teenagers appreciate most. Explosions, baby! At the risk of grave personal injury! Each more explosiony than the last!
Bonus: the science lab in this video may or may not catch on fire. Place your bets.