Freedom Homeschooling

Homeschool Science with YouTube

by | Mar 28, 2020 | curriculum, science | 9 comments

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)

Applied Science – Science demonstrations teach about electromechanical systems, chemistry, electronics, and more. (middle school to adult)

Backyard Scientist – Science experiments and demonstrations. (all ages)

The Bad Astronomer – Videos about astronomy, space, and science. (middle school to adult)

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)

Deep Sky Videos – Informative videos about astronomy. (middle school to adult)

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

Finding Stuff Out – Answers science questions from kids. (elementary to middle school)

Free Documentary – Nature – Learn about animals around the world. (varies)

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

homeschool children using computer

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

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)

LAB 360 – Science experiments for kids. (all ages)

Make Me Genius – Animated videos teach a variety of science topics. (elementary)

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 – Learn physics and other science. (middle & high school)

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

National Geographic – Videos cover science, nature, the environment, exploration, and more. (varies)

National Geographic Kids – Explore the world, learn about animals, and more. (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 Mom – A mom demonstrates and explains science concepts. (elementary & middle school)

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

Scientific American Space Lab – Videos about space, space exploration, and our planet.  (upper elementary to adult)

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)

Space Rip – Videos about our solar system and the universe. (middle school to adult)

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)

NBC News Learn – This collection of programs covers many science topics. (varies)

Watch Know Learn – This website offers an extensive collection of videos, sortable by topic and grade. (all ages) 

 

Free Science Curriculum

If you’re looking for a complete science curriculum, we have numerous options for all grades on our Free Science Curriculum page.

 

homeschool science with youtube

Note: This post was originally published on August 29, 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

20 ways homeschooling is less stressful for parents

20 Ways Homeschooling is Less Stressful for Parents

  How could anyone think that homeschooling is less stressful for parents? People often wonder how homeschoolers do it. Homeschooling seems like it would be so much work and a lot of...
homeschooler survey

Homeschooler Survey

  To better serve our readers, we’d like to know a little about you and your family. Please take a few moments to answer this brief survey. Simply print the survey and circle your answers with...

Read Before Seeking Homeschool Advice Online

  Caution! Read this before seeking homeschool advice online. Homeschoolers often go online seeking support. There are countless Facebook groups and online forums available for homeschoolers to...
New Online Homeschool Community

New Online Homeschool Community

  Homeschoolers need community! We don't have to be on this journey alone!  And that's why Homeschool Speak was born - to bring the homeschool community together.  It's a place where...
Free History Websites for Homeschoolers

History Websites for Homeschoolers

  As Winston Churchill famously said, "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." We all know the importance of learning the history of our country and world, but many of...
When You're Behind at End of the Year

When You’re Behind at the End of the Year

  It seems like we just rang in the New Year, but somehow April is already half over. If you homeschool using a traditional school schedule, you’re probably looking forward to summer break in a...
free resources for teaching current events

Teaching Current Events

  Studying current events is an excellent way for children and teens to learn about the world around them. News articles and programs touch on what they are learning about in many subjects,...
free virtual field trips

Virtual Field Trips

  Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and...
YouTube Channels That Get Kids Moving

YouTube Channels That Get Kids Moving

Kids have lots of energy to burn, but unfortunately sometimes it's just too hot, cold, or wet to get outside and play. When this happens, YouTube dance and exercise videos can be a fun addition to...
I am thankful for homeschooling

I am thankful for homeschooling because….

  Homeschooling is one of the many things we should remember to be thankful for at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. I asked homeschooling parents to complete the following sentence: I am...
Bitnami