YouTube videos are an excellent way to explore science further or spark your child’s interest in science. There are YouTube videos on nearly every topic imaginable. Through YouTube, your children can do everything from observing wildlife to watching exciting science experiments, often without even realizing it’s educational. Video explanations and demonstrations can also help children understand difficult concepts.

Below are some YouTube science channels that are favorites among homeschoolers. Many of the channels have a wide variety of content, so the suggested age ranges are very approximate. I strongly recommend that you preview the videos before allowing your children to watch them as standards vary by family.


YouTube Science Channels

Amoeba Sisters – Shorts videos that use humor, cartoons, and comics to teach Biology. (middle and high school)

BBC Earth – Wildlife and nature all over the world. (all ages)

Bozeman Science – Mr. Andersen teaches various high school science courses, including AP courses. (high school & adult)

Brave Wilderness – Up-close animal encounters. (all ages)

The Brain Scoop – The Chief Curiosity Correspondent for the Field Museum in Chicago shares the work and research of natural history museums. (middle school to adult)

Chloe & the Nurb – Animated videos about how the body works. (elementary)

Crash Course – These videos teach many areas of science, as well as other subjects. (middle & high school)

Crash Course Kids – These videos teach lots of science topics. (elementary & middle school)

Deep Look – Science and nature videos that zoom in to explore science up-close.  (all ages)

Doodle Science – Explains physics through doodles. (high school & adult)

Free School –  Various science topics, as well as other subjects. (elementary & middle school)

Homeschool Pop – Various science topics, as well as other subjects. (elementary)

 

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HooplaKidzLab – Science experiments for kids. (all ages)

It’s Okay to be Smart – Explores many science topics. (all ages)

Jam Campus – Educational songs that teach science and other subjects. (all ages)

Ken Hub – All about human anatomy. (high school to adult)

Kids Learning Tube – These videos teach science and many other topics through music and animation. (all ages)

King of Random – Explores life through all kinds of life hacks, experiments, and random weekend projects. (upper elementary to adult)

Mark Rober – Former NASA engineer does big science experiments. (upper elementary to high school)

MEL Science – Lots of science experiments and demonstrations. (upper elementary to high school)

Minute Earth – Science and stories about our planet. (middle & high school)

Minute Physics – Physics and other cool science. (middle & high school)

Mystery Doug – Weekly videos that answer science questions submitted by kids. (elementary)

Operation Ouch – Identical twin doctors experiment and explore their way through the world of medicine and biology. (elementary & middle school)

Peekaboo Kidz – Animated videos teach a wide variety of science concepts. (elementary)


Periodic Videos – Videos about the elements of the periodic table. (middle school to adult)

Science Channel – Myth Busters Jr., Outrageous Acts of Science, How It’s Made, Street Science, and more. (varies)

Science Max – The host uses large-scale experiments to demonstrate scientific principles. (elementary & middle school)

Science Sparks – Lots of fun science experiments. (elementary)

SciShow – Explores a wide range of science topics. (all ages)

Seeker – Videos on space, technology, the human body, and more.  (middle school to adult)

Sick Science – Cool experiments to do at home. (all ages)

SmarterEveryDay – These videos explore the world using science. (middle school to adult)

Socratica Kids – Science puppet shows. (elementary)

Ted-Ed – These videos cover a wide variety of science topics, as well as many other subjects. (upper elementary to high school)

Veritasium – A huge variety of science videos. (upper elementary to adult)

WhizKidScience – Easy experiments for kids demonstrated by kids. (elementary & middle school)

The Kid Should See This – Website featuring curated collections of YouTube videos. (all ages)

 

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What are your family’s favorite YouTube channels for science? Comment below!

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