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Educational YouTube channels can be an asset for supplementing your homeschool curriculum. You know … when you're learning about something and the kids want to know more. And you don't have a clue. So, you search for a video on YouTube ('cause then someone else can explain instead of you, right?).
But. if you're like me, you get your search results and feel wary about which videos are worth watching. Is the source reliable? Will the facts be accurate? Will the video hold your kids' attention? YouTube can be hit or miss.
That's why I recommend that you create a list of high-quality educational YouTube channels, then just search within those channels to find what you're looking for.
From a computer, laptop or Chromebook, use the search tool at the top of the channel's video list to search within that specific channel. If you're on a mobile device, switch to the desktop version. (From Android devices, follow THESE DIRECTIONS to use the desktop version. From iOS devices, DO THIS.)
This list of top education channels for YouTube will get you started with creating a ‘go-to' library of your favorite videos for homeschooling.
Best Education YouTube Channels to Use for Homeschooling
One of the most well-known and popular educational channels that goes over various topics, including mythology, politics, chemistry, biology, ecology, and more. The channel is geared towards middle school-aged children, but you’ll find a lot of videos are also for younger children.
PBS Space Time explores outer space, astrophysics, sci-fi, and everything beyond Planet Earth. The channel was created and is hosted by astrophysicists who love sharing their knowledge.
A channel that likes to answer questions about life and believes that curiosity is a virtue. The videos are both fun and interesting with some of the internet’s most entertaining hypotheticals.
Kids Learning Tube educates children through music and animation for a fun and unique approach to learning. The videos are age-appropriate for middle school students and younger and focus on geography, math, and science.
A great resource for science projects. The projects are easily explained while they are being done so kids will enjoy watching the experiments while they’re learning. The videos are for all ages, but the majority of the videos are geared towards middle school students.
From word origins to space and life hacks, Mental Floss teaches children interesting facts and debunks misconceptions. I recommend you preview the videos to make sure they use appropriate language for the age of your kids.
StoryBots is the channel behind the Netflix series Ask the StoryBots and features short learning music videos with topics that include outer space, dinosaurs, colors, emotions, and more.
Kids can learn about animals, do it yourself projects for kids that can teach kids to help the planet, and interesting travel facts from around the world with the National Geographic Kids channel.
WordWorld is a preschool series created to help children learn their words and spelling. The videos feature fun animals and word activities.
Full of fun and interesting subjects, the TED-Ed channel goes over various subjects (history, poems, mythology, and more) with their curated educational YouTube videos.
Great for older children, the channel features a lot of videos about animal and human biology. The channel shows the work and research of natural history museums with the world.
All about numbers, Numberphile shows kids just how important numbers are in every aspect of life with advanced equations and problem-solving.
Making learning fun with articles, videos and interactive practice problems, the channel goes over subjects like grammar, finance, physics, history and more.
Minutephysics offers videos that make makes physics and science fun. You'll find feature videos about gravity, physics, and other topics.
There are thousands of different YouTube channels to filter through in order to find the ones that will benefit your homeschooling. While some channels are just for fun, many others truly do encourage lots of learning. Hopefully, this list will make it easier to find videos to supplement your homeschooling.
Tell me, what are some of your favorite educational YouTube channels?
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