Every Monday, International mail invites you to discover an influencer. This week: the young American Tucker Wells. Passionate about science since childhood, he already hosts his own educational channel, launched with the help of his mother, on YouTube.

He’s only 7, but Tucker Wells is already “the early host of ‘Tucker Time’, an educational YouTube channel [avec quelque 200 abonnés à la rédaction de cet article] that guides viewers through creative and easy do-it-yourself experiences at home”relates NJ. com.

The very young American launched his education channel in December 2020 as a homeschooling project with the help of his mother, Jaime, who homeschools her children. Since then, he has filmed 56 episodes on topics ranging from dry ice science to making elephant toothpaste, details the local New Jersey news site.

A scientific journal as an evening story

His son’s love of science is nothing new to Jaime Wells. “As a toddler, his favorite book to fall asleep to was ‘A Germs and Germs Magazine’ which he picked up from the shelf”, she tells the online site. And Jaime Wells to clarify:

These weren’t the typical cute bedtime stories he took to bed. He would pick the science books off the shelves for us to read.”

His appetite for all fields – physics, chemistry, earth sciences, biochemistry, zoology – only grew with age.

“Like most



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