No, I didn’t love science when I was in school, but why shouldn’t our kids love it? They should and that’s why I wanted to share the best Science YouTube channels with all of you homeschool mamas. You can make learning science fun!
These YouTube channels are not just your run of the mill experiment only channels. These channels actually teach science while making learning fun.
Without further chatter from me, let’s dive into the 10 best science YouTube channels.
NOTE: These are mentioned to be a supplement to what you’re discussing at home, not replace it. 😀
10 Best Science YouTube Channels
1. Science Max
Science Max takes experiments to the EXTREME. He goes all out for his experiments in ecology, biology, chemistry and physics. But what’s best is that he explains the experiments. So it’s just like sitting in the coolest science class ever!
We stumbled upon Science Max when my son took an interest in magnets. So we had a spur of the moment magnet lesson and Science Max totally helped me out.
Since I was so impressed, I’ll admit that I totally let my son spend 2 hours watching this channel after the magnet lesson. He has now asked to watch it every day since. I have created a little monster that’s trying to replicate Science Max at home! 😮
Sadly, he doesn’t have a long list of videos uploaded right now and it looks like he may be done. 🙁
2. Mr. DeMaio
Mr. DeMaio is a compilation of songs for learning, science events explained, and fun facts.
I can’t sum up his channel better than him. So here’s an explanation, straight from his about page:
“This channel is a collection of videos created by Mr. DeMaio used for the education of his students as well as children around the world. Mr. DeMaio offers a new, fun, and hilarious way to learn. Follow Mr. DeMaio as he teaches you an assortment of things ranging from multiplication to the planets in our solar system.”
Enjoy some laughs while learning!
Crash Course Kids offers science videos for students 5th grade and up. They have playlists created for each of the following science studies: Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.
These videos are like “Crash Courses” on particular science topics. The host tries to make learning fun and break things down into the basics.
There are a little over 100 videos on this channel, and unfortunately, it seems that she’s no longer adding new ones. But the videos available are a great resource for all kinds of science topics!
4. Free School
Free School has some basic science videos for elementary or middle school age kids. Not only do they have informative videos on science topics, but also on art, music, and literature for kids.
Unlike some of the other channels I mentioned above, this one is still adding content every Monday and Thursday. Take a peek at their playlists and I pretty sure you will quickly decide (like I did) that you must subscribe.
Peekaboo Kidz is geared toward toddlers and early elementary kids. This is a great resource for not only science but also other fun facts.
As cheesy as this show looked to me, my kids enjoyed watching this floating green booger (or what I thought) explain different concepts.
They do a pretty decent job of breaking down some otherwise boring topics and making it entertaining for the kiddos. I should note that the narrator does have an accent and some things may be pronounced with a “twist.”
At the end of each video, the green booger asks questions to reinforce what he has discussed.
Check it out and see if your little one likes
the little green booger Dr. Bionics. 😃
If you are looking for some helpful videos to aid learning about the human body, check out the KidsHealth.org YouTube channel‘s human body playlist. As of right now, there are 18 videos in this playlist ranging from How the Lungs Work to Healthy Weight.
The animated videos are less than 10 minutes long and designed to explain the function of the parts of the body on a child’s level.
These seem to be geared toward elementary age but I can see where it could be helpful for older kids needing a refresher.
The vocabulary used might be a little “big” for the really little ones, but if they will sit through the video, the exposure may prompt some questions that you can discuss on their level.
If you are looking for some real life videos with beautiful pictures and videos, check out Blue World TV.
On this channel, underwater cinematographer Jonathan Bird explores the underwater world in an exciting science and adventure series suitable for all ages.
You can also check out their website for even more content: educator guides, their blog, production photos and more.
8. BBC Earth
Explore the official BBC Earth YouTube channel and meet the animals and wildlife of our planet.
This channel is chock full of documentaries.
BBC Earth is the official channel of well known Sir David Attenborough series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II. Our family LOVES this series!
You will find fantastic nature and wildlife documentaries such as Life of Mammals and classics like Planet Dinosaur.
SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make our kids ask “why?”
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.
In each video, they may be conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts. There’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter the age.
We used the National Geo Kids youtube channel so many times during our animal science studies.
The kids loved that when we studied unique animals, we could just pull up a YouTube video on National Geo to see things up close and personal!
They have themed videos for each day of the week: Science Monday, Animal Tuesday, Weird But True Wednesday, Exploration Thursday, Fun Fact Friday, Wild Saturday, and Spotlight Sunday.
Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, to make learning for your kids fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you found this list of 10 Best YouTube Science Channels helpful. Please let me know in the comments if you have found a hidden gem on YouTube that your family watches on a regular basis. I would love to check it out and share with my kiddos!
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