Wednesday, April 29, 2015

YouTube Channels...For SCIENCE!

Even thought it is incredibly easy for me to get caught in the YouTube black hole of puppies and babies laughing, I actually spend most of my YouTube time watching several different channels geared toward science education. I'm a firm believer that learning isn't just something you do with a textbook, and science isn't just boring old men in lab coats. One of these days, I intend to actually start a science communication YouTube channel of my own, but for now, here are some of my favorite science-y YouTube channels that you should check out!

asapSCIENCE - Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown tackle quirky and interesting science questions with the powers of whiteboard doodles. (check out their new book, too!)


Bite Sci-zed - Although Alex Dainis doesn't post very regularly anymore (she's busy working on her PhD!), I've always loved her enthusiastic personality and her great science communication skills!


The Brain Scoop - Emily Graslie is the world's only Chief Curiosity Correspondent, where she makes videos about science and natural history for The Field Museum of Chicago. It's awesome to get a peek into the inner workings of a museum (...ok, mostly awesome to see them prepare and taxidermy specimens).


It's OK To Be Smart - I first started following Joe Hanson on Twitter and related to him for his love of science and his geeky tendencies. It was a no brainer to start watching his channel, hosted by PBS Digital!


SciShow - If you spend even just a little bit of time on the internet, you are probably familiar with John and Hank Green of vlogbrothers fame. They dominate the internet with their video-producing prowess, and science is no exception to that.


Smarter Every Day - Destin Sandlin is an engineer armed with a high speed camera and a curiosity for the science of every day life. In addition to being education, his videos are just plain cool to watch.


Veritasium - Derek Muller's videos tackle "an element of truth," challenging what we know and don't know about the world around us through science.


Bonus: Melody Sheep - John Boswell uses the "autotune" trend to create remix videos titled Symphony of Science, using clips from science programs and scientist interviews.




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