Looking for science videos to learn something new?
I’ve watched nature- and science shows since I was four years old.
In fact, I’ve watched so many, that it doesn’t make sense for me to watch those types of shows on traditional television anymore. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that traditional educational programming is for idiots and very small children, but I would say that it’s not to be considered time well spent for someone who knows a thing or two about the wonders of the natural world.
Luckily, this isn’t really a problem today.
Where traditional television lost their game, PBS Digital Studios and others has — via Youtube! — been able to pick up the slack — and then some.
And all these science videos are free to watch.
And great for kids, too!
So, if you’re a curious cat who wants to continuously learn more about how our world work, let me suggest four great science shows on Youtube.
Between these Youtube channels, there are close to 1,5K science videos for you to choose from (I won’t tell you how many I’ve seen), so the odds are that you should find something new to learn.
Here we go.
It’s Okay To Be Smart (240+ science videos)
Host Joe Hanson has a great Youtube channel where he posts science videos. This is great to watch with your science-interested kids due to the engaging pace and high rate of puns per minute.
And at 2,98M subscribers, 230+ videos and 237,769,848 views, Hanson knows how to keep a knowledge-thirsty audience captivated.
SciShow (1,000+ science videos)
Okay, so SciShow isn’t a PBS production, but it’s format fits nicely with the other shows on this list. So, I added it.
The show is at a respectable 5,91M subscribers, 1K+ videos and a whopping 1,100,558,559 views.
PBS Eons (85+ science videos)
For those of you who are interested in biology and geology (who isn’t, right?), PBS Eons is a smaller yet fascinating channel focusing on several interesting topics with great storytelling narratives. T
he show is at 989K subscribers, 85+ videos, and 103,967,263 views.
I personally enjoyed everything about Neanderthals a little bit extra ever since I via 23andme learnt that I have a relatively high percentage of their genes.
PBS Space Time (180+ science videos)
This is by far my favourite channel on Youtube right now!
The show is currently at 1,81M subscribers, 180+ videos, and 182,507,651 views.