7 engaging, educational YouTube channels

These YouTube resources can help students and teachers broaden their learning opportunities

YouTube-channelLearning happens everywhere–inside a classroom, at home, in the car or on the bus, and on weekends. As students have more access to mobile and handheld devices, they have more learning opportunities.

Videos are some of the best teaching tools available to teachers and students, and YouTube offers a seemingly infinite number of educational channels on varying topics.

We’ve listed 7 of those educational YouTube channels here. What are some of your favorite channels? Leave your comments below.

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Veritasium: This science video blog features science experiments, interviews with experts, engaging demonstrations, and science discussions with the public. Topics and uploads include segments on the Principle of Relativity, temperature, and more.

The Spangler Effect: “He’s the science teacher you always wanted to have in school.” Ordinary science experiments are elevated and students become engaged in their learning without realizing it.

TED-Ed: Here’s another way to access the ever-popular TED-Ed talks that seem to rack up thousands of views in mere minutes. New lessons are posted every week, and useful videos are highlighted on weekends.

Vsauce: This YouTube channel examines questions that people ask on a regular basis, including why boredom occurs, how large a person can grow, what would happen if the sun vanished, and more.

Numberphile: Videos on this YouTube channel are all about numbers, including Pi, cyclic numbers, numbers and politics, prime numbers, number theories, and more.

ASAP Science: Weekly videos cover “quirky and mind-bending science.” Videos include the effect of drugs on the brain, the merits of fresh versus frozen vegetables, random and amazing facts, and more.

CrashCourse: Need a refresher in history or science? This YouTube channel has it. Videos include the Cold War, nuclear chemistry, network solids and carbon, and women’s suffrage.


Laura Ascione

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