15 Great YouTube Channels To Learn Science From
Science is great. It’s everywhere. Constantly moving, constantly changing, constantly being discovered. If you love science as much as we do, take a look at this BuzzFeed list of incredible YouTube channels that are great for learning all about the mysteries of science.
Formerly called Kurzgesagt (German for “in a nutshell”), In A Nutshell features stunning animated graphics simply explaining complex concepts and big questions about the universe we live in. Humorously narrated, the charming videos are engaging and sometimes feature a sneaky pop-culture reference for the keen-eyed viewer.
Created and hosted by Michael Stevens, Vsauce poses seemingly unanswerable questions such as “Is cereal soup?”, “Why don’t we all have cancer?”, and “What if the moon was a disco ball?”, and then throws science at them with a wondrously excitable energy.
MinutePhysics uses a whiteboard, pens, and little stick figures to delightfully illustrate physics questions in fast-paced time lapses. Previous guest stars on the channel include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Neil Turok, and Max Tegmark. Its sister channel,MinuteEarth, answers questions about our humble planet.
Hosted by real-life rocket scientist Destin, SmarterEveryDay wants to make you smarter every day by insightfully asking questions and actively finding answers. Ever wanted to know what the inside of a kangaroo pouch looks like? Find out with Destin.
Fusing together the extraordinary world of science with magic, magician and psychologist Richard Wiseman presents Quirkology, which demonstrates the science behind illusions.
Hosted by Derek Muller, Veritasium explores the science and engineering of our world with its most popular videos being its silliest, such as the physics of the slinky, the science of the “Six Degrees of Separation” theory, and parody pop songs.
If you’re fanatical about figures or interested in integers, Numberphile is the YouTube channel for you. From mathematicians and lecturers explaining maths theories to creating a Mile of Pi, Numberphile delves deep into the field of maths.
8. Scott Manley
Astronomer Scott Manley presents his take on the world beyond ours with scientific facts delivered through great graphics. Manley’s wonderful videos also include this impressive 360° interactive video of what the sky would look like if we could see more astronomical bodies.
Created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, ASAPScience summarises answers to everyday questions, such as “What Came First – The Chicken or The Egg?” and “What Colour Is This Dress?” with cartoon drawings and tongue-in-cheek humour.
11. Science Friction
Science Friction unlocks the lid on how real life inspires the superpowers of our favourite comic book heroes and how to use science to gain superhuman abilities.
Demolishing household items in a controlled environment, carsandwater shows how science can be messy and fun. The channel also accepts donations of items to be destroyed under a molten-hot red ball of nickel or to be blasted with oxyhydrogen with spectacular results.
Put down that calculator! Taking difficult math problems and breaking them down into easy steps, tecmath shows you tips and tricks on how to calculate maths fast usingonly your brain. Multiplying any two-digit number by 11, effortless trigonometry, and even tackling tricky fractions — it’s all a breeze with this channel.
This channel brings you science projects from the mind of Andy Elliott, who shows how you can create cool illusion pieces at home, like this LED illusion mirror.
Narrated by astronomer Phil Platt, this science channel shows sensational videos of celestial bodies in our skies and beyond, and slow-motion videos of science in action, like this time-lapse video of snow melting in sunlight.
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