Electrical engineer Katya Echazarreta who, this past summer, became the first Mexican-born woman to go to space, is sharing her scientific knowledge in a new series.
The show is called Oddly Satisfying Science and is currently streaming its first five episodes on Curiosity Stream.
On the series, Echazarreta and other science influencers assist host and chemist Nick Uhas in “uncover[ing] the science behind exciting and engaging experiments all across the scientific spectrum.”
This isn’t the first time Echazarreta has been seen on the screen geeking out on all things scientific. She was the co-host of the YouTube series Netflix IRL and shared her knowledge on the CBS educational series Mission Unstoppable where she went by the name “Electric Kat.”
Of the 10 episodes of Oddly Satisfying Science, Echazarreta makes appearances on four of them – episodes 1, 2, 3, and 5. During episode 1, Science on Fire, Echazarreta shows Uhas how to make fire with a battery, steel wool, and oxygen.
“This is actually a really cool survival hack, so make sure if you’re ever lost in the wilderness, you have a battery and some steel wool,” she says.
In episode 2, Invisible Impacts, viewers get a lesson in quantum levitation and how to create “fire tornados.” Episode 3, Water, Water, Everywhere, shows everyone how to start a fire with water and how breakfast cereal can be transformed into a magnetic field detector. Finally, in episode 5, Hot, Hot Heat, viewers learn how melted candle wax can turn into a bomb and why heat is essential to cook an egg.
Here’s hoping we get to see more Katya Echazarreta when Oddly Satisfying Science premieres episodes 6-10 on November 11, 2022.