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YouTube Channels: Focused on Science Experiments

Science can be lots of fun in this classroom! Check out these 5 kid friendly YouTube channels that would be great for any science classroom!

I love using science experiments to help my students understand difficult concepts. And although I know how hard it can be to find time to prep, carry out, and clean them up, I also know that it can make the world of difference.

 

Sometimes a lab is a deciding factor in whether or not students make the connection between what they’re reading in a textbook and the real world.  It also doesn’t hurt that the kiddos  LOVE being little scientists and watching/making “cool” things happen! So you’ll score some extra brownie points with them too!!!

Science can be lots of fun in this classroom! Check out these 5 kid friendly YouTube channels that would be great for any science classroom!

To help you save time searching the Internet for experiments, I’ve compiled a list of 5 AMAZING YouTube Channels focused on science and experiments. You can also download my FREE Scientific Method Foldable resource in case your students need a refresher.

 

 

1. Sick Science!

This YouTube channel is all about easy peasy science experiments for kids. It is by science extraordinaire Steve Spangler so you know it has to be INCREDIBLE because that man is a science guru.

 

2. SciShow Kids-

This kid-friendly channel does a great job of exploring many topics that kids wonder about such as what causes thunder and lightning, why do we burp, how do animals stay warm, etc… What I love about this site is that it makes topics easy to understand and even includes science experiments and their explanations. If you don’t have time to conduct an experiment, your students can watch the experiment being carried out and then hold a discussion. {Although I’m going to warn you, after watching these videos, your students are going to want to conduct the experiments themselves.}

 

3. The Quirkles 

The authors of this channel actually have a series of books that include 26 imaginary scientists that focus on helping children develop a love of science. If you want to check them out you can go here. What I love about their YouTube channel is that they have science experiments that go perfectly with each monthly holiday. For example, during the month of February when we’re all trying to think of activities that tie in to Valentines, your students could learn what the blood that pumps through our ❤ heart ❤  is made up of.

 

4. WhizKidScience

This channel created by an 11 year old and his brother who both love science. What I love about this site is that it’s by kids for kids and that the brothers always explain what they’re doing step by step. Their experiments are easy to follow and are made using common household items.

 

5. Doctor Mad Science

This channel is hosted by a 113-year-oldautistic boy. It is another site for kids by kids. The majority of Jordan’s experiments use household items and are simple to replicate. (Some steps will require an adult) This site is a great place to get ideas for future classroom experiments.

 

Are you ready to try out some of the experiments demonstrated in these channels?

If so, which one caught your eye? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below…

 

 

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