Science can be a heavy topic. Whether you’re learning or teaching, all that deep thinking can sometimes give you a brain cramp! Thank goodness science lends itself to some pretty good jokes. Here are 20 of our favorite cheesy science jokes to share with your students. They are just the formula you need for a few good laughs.  

1. It was just a light read.


Maybe we should consider some weightier subject matter. 

2. Bar jokes—even scientists love ’em.


Seems this formula works across the spectrum.

3. Well, that’s good news. 

See! Science and pop culture can connect!

4. Bright response. 


Astrophysics humor for the win! 

5. Science humor with a valley girl accent. 


Periodic table gossip. 

6. Never too old for a little potty humor. 

He said “stool”! Snicker, snicker. 

7. Hipster ice cube. 


Be cool. Everything works out when you’re cool. 

8. Burrrrrn!


Wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark locker room.

9. They prefer the phrase “action oriented.”

And all the best containers too. 

10. A hematological love story. 


Overheard in the phlebotomists’ break room. 

11. A little earthquake humor. 


Well at least it wasn’t a complete disaster. 

12. Rejected.

Is there a Miss Manners’ guide to public health?

13. This one’s a running joke.


Where do you think they got those cool sneaks?

14. You’ll laugh “weather” you want to or not. 


What a romantic atmosphere! 

15. Scientists. So competitive! 

Not that anyone in the lab’s keeping count. 

16. That’s one salty combo!


So punny. 

17. Trust is everything. 


That’s the complete truth. 

18. Mob mentality. 

Getting this one requires a paradigm shift.

19. There just aren’t enough beef jokes. 



20. Applied science. 


Yeah, you’ve probably met a few of them. 


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20 Cheesy Science Jokes for the Classroom