30 Popular YouTube Channels For Learning

30 Popular YouTube Channels for learning from home

30 Popular YouTube Channels For Learning

YouTube can be a valuable tool for teaching from home. Home education curriculums can be a bit dry, so supplementing with video lessons can enhance the experience and help develop our kid’s love of learning. There are so many channels worth subscribing to. We are listing our very favorites here. Take some time to check them out and see where you can incorporate them into your homeschool day!

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Great YouTube Channels For Learning Science

SciShow:

SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious! Schedule: Sundays – Learn about the amazing topics we can’t quite make a stand-alone show about in SciShow List Show!

  • Mondays – Tune in for a short Dose about our weird world.
  • Tuesdays – Find answers to our most asked Quick Questions.
  • Wednesdays – Hank or Michael dives deep into a long-form Infusion episode, or an unscripted talk show or quiz show with a guest!
  • Thursday – Another new dose about the wonders of the world.
  • Fridays – Learn the latest in science News.
  • Saturdays – Get your quick questions answered!

 

SciShow Kids:

SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us 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. Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!

Minute Earth

Science and stories about our awesome planet! Created by Henry Reich, with Emily Elert, Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, and David Goldenberg. Music by Nathaniel Schroeder.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” ― John Muir

It’s Okay To Be Smart

Joe Hanson, Ph.D. is a curious group of atoms in a curious universe, and he’s here to tell you how it all works. Subscribe for new science videos every week!

Trey The Explainer

This channel’s goal is to help educate the average person on science topics. I will mostly examine biology, zoology, anthropology paleontology, and cryptozoology subjects. I have a super wide amount of interests and cover topics ranging from animals, cryptids, prehistoric life, conservation, anthropology, culture, history, and even ancient mythology and religion… and I’m always adding new stuff I find intriguing/interesting.


BBC Earth

(I personally recommend this channel for older students. As with most animal channels there can be some videos that are inappropriate for younger audiences.)

Celebrating nature, science, space, and the human race, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the sheer wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home. BBC Earth is the official channel of well-known Sir David Attenborough series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II. It is also where you can find fantastic nature and wildlife documentaries such as Life of Mammals and classics like Planet Dinosaur.


Veritasium

An element of truth – videos about science, education, and anything else I find interesting.

Hybrid Librarian

Untold stories about Earth, life, humans, history, science, space, and beyond… DΛRΞ TO KNOW!

Whiz Kid Science

Welcome to my channel full of easy kids science experiments that you can do at home!


The Action Lab

The Action Lab is a channel dedicated to performing exciting experiments and answering questions you never thought to ask! I’ll put things in my hydraulic press, vacuum chamber and perform countless other experiments just to watch cool phenomenon. I experiment on the world and objects around me. You’ll be so amazed that you’ll forget you are even learning anything! Please enjoy as I continually answer the “what would happen if…” questions you have. Feel free to comment with any scientific questions you have about anything. I have made my career as a PhD in Chemical Engineer and now I want to share how awesome science and experimentation can be!


Sick Science!

Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. He is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in. Spangler is the founder of www.SteveSpanglerScience.com, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler’s popular science experiment archive and video collection. He is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Denver 9 News where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme.


Animal Logic

Examining the nature of the beast. Animalogic, your field guide to the animal kingdom.

Great YouTube Channels For Learning Math

Numberphile

Math Songs by NUMBEROCK

We make animated math videos and educational songs for kids that make math more fun and teaching more effective! Up until today, we have created nearly 70 animated music videos that cover mathematical concepts for Kindergarten – 6th Grade; with concepts like; Rounding Numbers, Ordering Decimals, Subtraction with Regrouping, 3D Shapes, Angles, Place Value, Multiplication Times Tables and much more!

 

Great YouTube Channels For Learning History

PBS Eons

Join hosts Hank Green, Kallie Moore, and Blake de Pastino as they take you on a journey through the history of life on Earth. From the dawn of life in the Archaean Eon through the Mesozoic Era — the so-called “Age of Dinosaurs” — right up to the end of the most recent Ice Age.


 Invicta

Welcome to Invicta, the home for history documentary videos on fascinating people and places from the past. We cover all sorts of historical topics such as the war of Alexander the Great in Persia, the politics of Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome, the fashion of kings in Medieval times, and much more. Our goal is to provide education and entertainment for everyone across the world by bringing the black and white past into living color. Our featured history documentary series include “Moments in History”, “How They Did It” and “The Art of War”.


Weird History

Welcome to the chronicles of history that your social studies class never covered in high school. This is for the extreme, the unexpected, the untold and the flat-out weird parts of history. Because as weird as people seem today, we don’t hold a candle to history.


Extra Credits 

We’re an educational YouTube channel made up of entertainment enthusiasts with backgrounds in game design, television production, literature, and academia. Our team creates short-form animated video essays every week about game design, world history, mythology, and other subjects, all of which may or may not involve a cat! EXTRA HISTORY History is the best novel you’ve ever read. Join us on Extra History every Saturday to explore dramatic adventures in world history! EXTRA CREDITS Games are the most popular form of mass entertainment. Join us on Extra Credits every other Wednesday as we take a deeper look at games: how they are made, what they mean, and how we can make them better. EXTRA MYTHOLOGY Our myths define us. They are the basis of our culture. Join us on Extra Mythology every other Wednesday as we delve into some of the coolest stories of world mythology!

Fire Of Learning

“Education is not the filling of the pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats Hello and welcome to Fire of Learning, my name is Justin. Here on Fire of Learning, I discuss a wide variety of subjects, primarily history, languages, culture, and related subjects. We are best known for the “History of Nations and Peoples Documentary Series” in which we explore the full history of the world’s nations in an hour or two.

National Museum of American History

Through incomparable collections, rigorous research, and dynamic public outreach, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History explores the infinite richness and complexity of American history. We help people understand the past in order to make sense of the present and shape a more humane future.

Great YouTube Channels For Learning Geography

Atlas Pro

Geography, geology, biology, and ecology. That’s what we’ll be talking about here at Atlas Pro. Well, that and maybe some history, chemistry, and whatever else is really necessary to explain something. Point is, we’re trying to learn more about the Earth, it’s systems, and maybe more.

Geography Now!

Hey, geograpeeps! Welcome to Geography Now! This is the first and only Youtube Channel that actively attempts to cover profiles on every single country of the world. We are going to do them alphabetically so be patient if you are waiting for one that’s down the road. CONTACT US if you are from a country that is coming up! Teach us! Stay cool Stay tuned and remember, this is Earth, your home. Learn about it.

Great YouTube Channels For Learning Art

Let’s Make Art Kids

Watercolor tutorials with Sarah Cray!

Art for Kids Hub

Hey, my name is Rob. We upload new art lessons M-F, every week!

Proko

Hey there! My name is Stan Prokopenko, I’m an artist and teacher. Proko is a resource for artists to get good art instruction videos. When you watch Proko tutorials you’ll notice that I try to make them entertaining while keeping them educational. I feel that if you’re having fun and enjoying the learning process, you learn better. You retain more information, you pay more attention, you’re much more likely to continue learning and more likely to go back and re-watch tutorials. And it will leave you more inspired and motivated to go practice.

The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. We explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today.

Great YouTube Channels For Learning A Little Bit of Everything

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. Our interactive practice problems, articles, and videos help students succeed in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, and many other topics. Khan Academy provides teachers with data on how their students are doing so they can identify gaps in learning and provide tailored instruction. We also offer free personalized SAT and LSAT practice in partnership with the College Board and the Law School Admission Council. Our resources have been translated into dozens of languages, and 15 million people around the globe learn on Khan Academy each month.

CGP Grey

CGP Grey is an American-Irish educational YouTuber and podcaster who has been posting on YouTube under the channel name since 12 August 2010.


Crash Course

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel! Nicole Sweeney teaches you sociology, Carrie Anne Philbin teaches you computer science, Craig Benzine teaches film history, and Mike Rugnetta is teaching mythology! Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.


Ted-Ed

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).

This is just our collection of YouTube Channels worth learning.  There are countless more worth exploring. When we began this list we were learning fourth grade and we continue to add to it now as we learn tenth grade. There is something for everybody. And the whole point of a list like this is that learning can be fun. In our homeschool, we like to start our homeschool day with little bites of knowledge that wake us up and remind us that we live in a truly amazing world. Also, we like to be provided with answers to the things that make us curious. Finally, we like to share what fascinates us and these channels prove that we are not alone with that desire.

If there is a channel you would like included in the lost, then please share it with us in the comments section below. We love to hear from you!

 

Enjoy!

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