Youtube is an amazingly rich source of entertainment. It’s easy to find videos and channels to pass the time. However, the thing I love about Youtube is that people use it as a platform to educate as well as entertain.
When I really started digging into how many fun yet educational channels here are I got excited. If you do your research, Youtube really can be a great supplement to your homeschool curriculum. Check out some of the channels that I think are worth subscribing to.
Veritasium is a channel of science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science. The host posts new videos every week and even posts cool science experiments you and your kids can take to test your knowledge and reasoning skills. With 4.2 million subscribers, this channel has to be doing something right!
If your family is covering Physics in your homeschool, this channel is a great one to have in your video arsenal. Most of the videos are done in the creative and visually appealing whiteboard fashion. And with most of the videos being just a few minutes long, you can get good answers to pressing questions in a short amount of time.
When it comes to math and numbers, this is definitely geek heaven. If you want your child to have a deeper understanding (and perhaps even love) for math, check out the videos on this channel. You would be in great company with the other 2.1 million people who are tuning in regularly.
Looking for a channel that covers a wide range of topics in a fun way? Crash Course is perfect! This is your one stop shop for learning about sociology, computer science, film history, mythology, physcs, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.
If you have small children, Crash Course Kids might be more their speed. This biweekly show covers grade school science. Every Tuesday and Thursday, they dive into topics such as Earth Science, Physical Science, Biology Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy.
Seven days a week, the hosts of SciShow explore the unexpected. On Mondays, tune in to learn a thing or two about our weird world. On Tuesday, they share answers to frequently asked questions. On Wednesday, they bring in guests for unscripted talk shows and quiz shows. On Thursdays, they share more wonders about the world. On Friday, they tell you about some of the latest news in science. On Saturdays, they answer more viewer questions. And on Sundays, it is a mixed bag of content that doesn’t fit neatly into any of the other days.
Hosed by celebrity teacher and toymaker, Steve Spangler, this channel is devoted to fun, wacky, and amazing science experiments. If you have hands-on learners in the family, grab the remote (or the remote controller or mouse), gather up the materials, and have fun learning!
School My Kid creates free learning videos for young kids who are trying to master early education concepts. Developed by a certified teacher, the videos are designed to help with learning letters, numbers, shapes, and more.
I don’t think there is anything I can say about this channel that you couldn’t already guess. With PBS’s longstanding reputation for creating quality content for kids and families like, you can rest assured that this channel is filled with age-appropriate content that offers positive role models for children to learn from and grow with.
If you are looking to get crafty, Red Ted Art is a wonderful channel. They share easy and fun craft ideas for all ages. It’s a great way to learn or practice new skills such as sewing, knitting, and weaving. With new videos every Monday and Thursday, you have a steady stream of ideas for injecting a bit of art into your homeschool curriculum.
Tell me….what are your favorite educational Youtube channels? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out.