What are the best educational YouTube channels?

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    #1HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks is the YouTube channel of HowStuffWorks, an education website dedicated to satiating curiosity and explaining the world around you. You've got questions; they've got answers.

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    Rose Aguilar
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This channel is very fun while giving you lots of useful (and useless) information. You can definitely lose several hours watching their videos."
  2. 15

    #2AsapSCIENCE

    AsapSCIENCE

    AsapSCIENCE is a YouTube channel created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. In this channel, you can find videos that provide your weekly dose of fun and science.

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    Free

    Catherine Ruiz
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "My kids absolutly love this channel, and I love them watching it. I love the people on the show and how they relate scientific theories in a way that children understand. My kids ahve learned so much from this channel and I would recommend everyone with a child to try it out."
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    #3CrashCourse

    CrashCourse

    CrashCourse is a YouTube channel that has a wide variety of courses and interesting educational videos. Teachers and experts teach you everything there is to know about subjects such as mythology, computer science, film history, and more.

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    Free

    Harry Bell
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "This is a free educational channel on Youtube. It's pretty fantastic and the videos are really easy to watch. I learn something new every day by watching them. "
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    #4Best0fScience

    Best0fScience

    Best0fScience is a YouTube channel with videos that help you understand the universe and how it actually works.

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    Jorge Luis Gálvez
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "The reason that I love this channel is because it mainly focuses on space from a scientific point of view. As someone who loves Astronomy and science in general, I find the videos to be very informative. I have learned quite a few things because of this channel and I am very grateful for that."
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    #5Numberphile

    Numberphile

    Numberphile is a YouTube channel by Brady Haran. In it, he posts videos about numbers and their amazing properties.

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    Patrick Stewart
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "Who does not like numbers and their amazing properties! I know I have spent a lot of my time watching all the different interesting videos on this channel. Definitely worth the time because its fun and interesting at the same time!"
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    #6Veritasium

    Veritasium

    Veritasium is a YouTube channel dedicated to science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.

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    Free

    Christian Thomas
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "Veritasium is a Youtube channel in which is possible to find many videos dedicated to the topic of the science and engineering. There are many experiments, demos, and discussions with the public about many scientific topics. If you like science it's a channel you should really bookmark!"
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    #7MinutePhysics

    MinutePhysics

    MinutePhysics is an educational YouTube channel by Henry Reich where he explains cool physics and other sweet science in short entertaining videos. The channel was first created on June 20, 2011, and has 4 million-plus subscribers.

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    Kenneth Armstrong
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "I am a teacher and I am always looking for new lessons and resources for educational purposes on You Tube. I would highly recommend MinutePhysics on You Tube and you should subscribe to the channel. MinutePhysics has an incredible amount of information and you will not be disappointed. You should join the almost 4 million other subscribers and take advantage of the resources."
  5. 9

    #8Vsauce

    Vsauce

    Vsauce is a YouTube channel created by Michael Stevens. The channel features videos about facts on various aspects of science, mathematics, anthropology, and philosophy.

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    Free

    Elizabeth Barnett
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "This is a very informative, educational and entertaining channel. Michael, the producer and host, has hundreds if not thousands, of educational videos showing how the world works from a scientific perspective and also deals some with human psychology. These are all the questions that you've had lingering in your head but couldn't seem to find the answers. "
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    #9Smarter Every Day

    Smarter Every Day

    Smarter Every Day is Destin Sandlin's YouTube channel. He is an American engineer best known for his educational video series. On this channel, Sandlin explores scientific facts that are applicable to daily life.

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    Free

    Gerald Price
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "Smarter Every Day is a useful series, but a dry one - it's not as exciting and engaging as some, and so may not be as suitable for children. But for intellectually curious adults who enjoy their continuing education in a short and digestible YouTube video, you won't be disappointed."
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    #10Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell is a Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio. It was founded by Philipp Dettmer and features animated educational content that covers scientific, political, and philosophical subjects.

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    Free

    Brenda Armstrong
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "Kurzgesagt has absolutely engaging videos explaining everything from our immune system to quantum computers. These videos don't dumb the subject down to the point I became bored but are suitable for people of all ages. "
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    #11SciShow

    SciShow

    SciShow is an educational YouTube channel with a series of science-related videos. The videos are mainly hosted by Hank Green of the VlogBrothers. The channel was first established on October 20, 2011.

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    Free

    Robert Palmer
    Written on July 13, 2017
    "A great channel with quick, little educational videos. The videos are really entertaining but they are shorter than I would like. I like the host and I found it enjoyable to browse through all the videos available on this channel. The videos are quick and some are very funny. Worth a look for a bit of educational entertainment."
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    #12CGP Grey

    CGP Grey

    CGP Grey is a podcaster and educational YouTuber. His YouTube channel mainly features short explanatory videos on varying subjects, including politics, geography, economics, history, and culture. 

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    Tomás Huerta
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "Looking for the best educational Youtube channels, I came across "CGP Grey". This channel is great and very informative and educational. This was exactly what I was looking for. I recommend it to anybody looking for educational videos. "
  10. 3

    #13BBC Earth Lab

    BBC Earth Lab

    BBC Earth Labis a YouTube channel that answers all your curious questions about science in the world around you (and further afield too). You'll also find science clips from the BBC archive including Forces of Nature with Brian Cox, James May's Things You Need To Know, and plenty to keep the Docs away with Trust Me I’m A Doctor.

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    Dhruv Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "BBC makes great science videos and these are quite fun! Maybe a little less epic than its grand scale nature documentaries, however, these are great little down to earth explanations on astronomy, geology, biology, and tons of other topics!"
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    #14TED-Ed

    TED-Ed

    TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. In its channel, you will find educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between educators and animators.

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    Thomas Elliott
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "I love this channel. It is filled with great videos that have high production value. I have always been a big fan of the TED talks and I was excited to find this channel. The videos are awesome and educational. You won't find another educational channel this entertaining."
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    #15THNKR

    THNKR

    THNKR is a YouTube channel by RadicalMedia. It presents four original series: BOOKD, that explores game-changing books, EPIPHANY that invites thought leaders to reveal the innovative, the improbable, and the unexpected of their worlds, PODIUM, that embraces the art of oration and conversation, and PRODIGIES, that showcases the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights.

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    Zhang Xiong
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I wanted to learn something new on Youtube, so I looked at THNKR's videos. They're really colorful and entertaining, and best of all, they have a series with Bill Nye! He's my favourite scientist and I'm really glad I found a series by him. They also have one that's empowering to a woman like myself, and I think that's really important to have. "
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    #16KidsLearn School

    KidsLearn School

    KidsLearn Scool is a YouTube channel where you can learn and find fun, toys, surprise eggs, new videos, colorful learning videos, clay, and education.

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    Free

    Daniel Castro
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "I gave this a try and I am not a fan of this. Sure if works as far as education but every video available is an ad for some kids candy, toy or product. Sure, I grew up with 80's cartoon which were at times ads for a new toy line, but this takes the cake. I guess it is never too early to encourage overspending. I will take Baby Einstein or PBS kids over this any time. "
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    #17[CHANNEL] The Brain Scoop

    [CHANNEL] The Brain Scoop

    The Brain Scoop is a semi-weekly educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring all aspects relating to the curious world of natural history museums and the culture of animal preservation. 

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    Free

    Jorge Alberto Escobar
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "I was really surprised when I saw this channel due to the data content the developer has. It is a great educational platform and can be improved the the discussion topics would be on more extensive topics. Else than that I really think this channel is going somewhere."
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    #18[CHANNEL] LilQuizWhiz

    [CHANNEL] LilQuizWhiz

    LilQuizWhiz is a YouTube channel which provides educational videos for children to help them learn in a fun way. Its videos can also be used to build a child's interest on General Knowledge and other competitive examinations.

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    Free

    Santosh Abraham
    Written on January 26, 2019
    "In this channel you can find fun quiz videos that take the children though various various topics (eg: science, english, wildlife). Frequency : weekly."
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    #19[CHANNEL] wifistudy

    [CHANNEL] wifistudy

    wifistudy is a YouTube channel featuring technical educational videos on  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Clerk, ALB CBT-2, RPF crash courses, lab assistant, CGL, IB and KVS videos, and so on.

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    Free

    blogskhushi
    Written on December 5, 2018
    "wifistudy is India's No. 1 study channel. The candidates who want to get prepared for any competitive exams, are advised to take free live classes from wifistudy YouTube channel. The best tutors and quality study material is the best thing anyone can get from wifistudy."
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    #20[CHANNEL] AdanianTV

    [CHANNEL] AdanianTV

    AdanianTV is a channel on video sharing website YouTube hosted by a kid named Adanian. The channel has a segment entitled "Word of the Day" where a vide features a word and then spells it out.

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    Free

    Cyril Jewels
    Written on January 7, 2019
    "It's a kids channel run by a kid that spells words, gives insight and a kids perspective on what words and what the world means to them"
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    #21Simple Kids Crafts - Doll Crafts, Miniatures & More

    Simple Kids Crafts - Doll Crafts, Miniatures & More

    Simple Kids Crafts is a YouTube channel recognized among top Educational Kids Craft Channels where you can find Dollhouse and Miniature Crafts, General DIY, Doll Crafts (Monster High, Barbie, Winx, My Little Pony, American Girl) Teen / Tween DIY Tutorials, Toy Reviews, Gifts & much more. Most crafts are easy, fast, simple and inexpensive.

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    Free

    Rodrigo Segura
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I was hoping to find a great educational YouTube channel, but instead came across this. While it's technically "educational" in the sense that it "teaches" about crafts, it's not really what I had in mind. When I search for educational resources, I would prefer academic knowledge that I might actually use; kids crafts aren't interesting to me, so this isn't a good solution for me."
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    #22FullTimeKid videos

    FullTimeKid videos

    Meet Mya! She's a full-time kid and proud of it. Her job is sharing fun educational tricks, cute crafts, songs and surprises that kids and parents will enjoy.

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    Free

    Adam Rogers
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "My kids really enjoy this channel and watch it all the time. They get ideas and are able to see other kids like them performing different tasks. If you have not checked out this channel in the past and you have kids, this one it a must watch!"
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    #23Edutopia YouTube Channel

    Edutopia YouTube Channel

    Edutopia improves the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.

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    Free

    Jerry Wong
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I am always on the look out for good informative and educational YouTube channels. Edutopia is one of the best ones I have come across. Lot of good information on here and lots of stuff for parents and students alike. "

Summary

Best What are the best educational YouTube channels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HowStuffWorksVideos 15 Paid
2AsapSCIENCEVideos 15 Free
3CrashCourseVideos 14 Free
4Best0fScienceVideos 12 Paid
5NumberphileVideos 12 Paid
6VeritasiumVideos 11 Free
7MinutePhysicsVideos 9 Free
8VsauceVideos 9 Free
9Smarter Every DayVideos 6 Free
10Kurzgesagt – In a NutshellVideos 5 Free
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