A Minneapolis science teacher took hands-on learning to the next level when he lit a student’s hand on fire during a demonstration.
A video posted to YouTube by Steven Takata shows the student, Takata’s son, assisting with a demonstration at Hope Academy.
The teacher instructs the student to dip his hand into a container of methane-filled soap bubbles and then holds a lighter to the student’s hand.
The methane-filled bubbles briefly ignite and flames engulf the boy’s hand, but they quickly put themselves out and the student is left amazed and uninjured.
“In a classic science demonstration, soap bubbles filled with methane are lit in a fireball in my son’s hand,” Takata wrote.