When it comes to teaching science to your homeschool students, there is nothing better than supplemental material. While purchasing new books or taking your student(s) to the local library are great options, consider the benefits of one of the largest free education libraries around, Youtube!
Below is a list of the best science Youtube channels by branch of science. These include:
Vsauce is arguably the overall best science channel on Youtube. Creator, Michael Stevens, uses his wide range of knowledge to educate on topics from astronomy to technology and pop culture. Vsauce is great for all age groups, but recommended for students age 13 and older.
2. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Kurzgesagt is a German animation studio founded by Philipp Dettme. This Youtube channel is my personal favorite. Each video can take up to 1200 hours to make and contains some of the highest-quality science-based animation online. The videos are perfect for all ages and are centered around topics such as:
- Space Travel
- Infectious Diseases
SmarterEveryDay is an educational Youtube channel created by Destin Sandlin, an American engineer and science communicator. The channel contains videos on topics such as astrophysics, astronomy, classical mechanics, and thermodynamics.
The official NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Youtube channel is an excellent Youtube channel for news and current events in the scientific community about space travel and the cosmos. View live footage from the International Space Station, images and videos of the Mars Rover, and how to become a future Astronaut.
This channel is great for homeschoolers that are passionate about space and the prospect of becoming an Astronaut or Aerospace Engineer.
5. Amoeba Sisters
The Amoeba Sisters is one of the most creative and fun science Youtube channels. The channel was created by two sisters, one a former High School Biology teacher to provide viewers a humorous, easy-to-understand depiction of difficult Biology topics.
We are two sisters on a mission to demystify science with humor and relevance by creating videos, GIFs, comics, and resources. Our content is focused on high school biology (Pinky is a former high school biology teacher), though we do receive comments that some of our content is useful for intro biology courses at the college level as well. We’re for anyone wanting to learn biology!Amoeba Sisters
6. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is nonprofit organization with a mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy’s interactive videos, exercises, and practice problems are excellent to understand topics such as natural selection, the Krebs cycle, and more.
7. Shomu’s Biology
Shomu’s Biology is a Youtube channel created by Suman Bhattacharjee with online biology lectures in the following:
- Marine biology
- Molecular biology
- Forensic science
- Synthetic biology
Shomu’s Biology is great for High School students who are preparing to take the ACT or SAT and who plan on taking a science-focused major in college.
Veritasium is right there at the top of the list of best science Youtube channels. Filmmaker, Derek Muller created Veritasium to illuminate the truth through engaging science videos.
Derek has been featured on various Youtube channels and is often a guest on the Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World.
Veritasium is suitable for all ages, but the videos typically contain content that is more advanced and better for Middle School and High School students.
Vsauce3, another channel in the Vsauce Youtube series, is a fun and imaginative Youtube channel that focuses on the science of fictional worlds. Vsauce3 is suitable for all age groups and especially engaging for homeschool boys.
Creator and filmmaker, Jake Roper creates video playlists with the following topics: