Flipped learning in the STEM classroom can be fascinating and fun. As you may know, YouTube—a flipped learning marvel in its own right—features many custom user channels designed specifically to cater to the needs of STEM teachers and learners.
Below are 15 of the coolest and most popular STEM YouTube channels you’ll find. Have fun exploring, learning, and flipping out over STEM.
SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious.
Numberphile is a channel that features many creative and interesting videos about the world of numbers, created by Brady Haran.
3. STEM Education
STEM Education is committed to making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, particularly girls, by empowering them through STEM learning.
Unique among STEM YouTube channels, VSauce was created by the entertaining and informative Michael Stevens in the summer of 2010. Check out Mike’s playlist to see all the fascinating topics he has on offer.
5. TED Talks
TED Talks has got it all, including many fascinating videos with a strong STEM focus. TED Talks shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world for free, with new videos added every week. Visit their channel list for even more great choices.
6. PBS Idea Channel
The PBS Idea Channel examines the connections between pop culture, technology and art. Host Mike Rugnetta posts new videos every Wednesday.
7. Crash Course
Crash Course is one of the most viewed STEM YouTube channels out there. Discover videos for physics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, computer science, biology, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and more.
8. The Slow Mo Guys
Who says science can’t be art? The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Dan Gruchy, shoot all their videos in HD using high-speed cinema cameras, and conduct mesmerizing science experiments of all sorts in slow motion.
9. Math TV
MathTV.com has over 10,000 instructional videos to help students learn everything from basic math through calculus. Each problem is worked by multiple instructors.
On SmarterEveryDay, host Destin Sandlin explores a vast array of interesting science subjects in a simple and conversational vlogging style that everyone can enjoy.
11. The Coding Train
LearnEngineering provides quality engineering educational videos designed to clear misconceptions, create a passion for engineering, and explain complicated technologies in a simple way.
AsapSCIENCE serves up a weekly dose of science fun featuring videos by creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. As far as STEM YouTube channels go, this one features many quirky scientific topics that you may not find in the standard curriculum.
STEMBite is your home for bite-size math and science lessons from everyday life. These engaging educational videos are filmed from a first-person perspective through Google Glass.
Veritasium is a channel full of science and engineering videos created by Derek Muller featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.