Science YouTube channels for kids have become super popular in recent times. With the pandemic in 2020 and the childcare crisis, more parents are looking for productive ways to entertain and occupy their kids. If you children like science, enjoy watching or performing experiments, or are fans of the scientific process, this is for you.
In this article, I’m sharing 14 of the best science YouTube channels for kids of all ages, but especially tweens and teens!
28 Fun Science YouTube Channels for Kids Who Love Experimenting
1. Ryan’s World
This channel began as a toy review hub, but now they do a lot of fun experiments like this one. While Ryan is the channel’s poster boy, it’s actually adults who perform and walk kids through the experiments. The channel also features educational videos like this one about tsunamis. I like that the videos are interactive, the experiments use easily accessible ingredients, and the anchors are super engaging.
2. SciShow Kids
Scishow Kids is another fun science channel that uses animation and enthusiastic anchors to teach kids the science behind the world around them. From seasons to the solar system to activity videos like this one about making your own secret ink, this channel is loaded with interesting options for kids.
3. Mystery Doug
Mystery Doug answers those questions that are always popping up in little minds. He invites experts to answer questions in a way that’s appealing to kids. From why do we get carsick to how do jellyfish sting, this channel satisfies your kids’ (and even your) curiosity.
4. Science Max
If your older kids are BIG on science, experimenting, and building things, then Science Max is a great fit for them. This channel features fun school experiments like the famous egg drop and other more challenging ones like this sugar cube bridge project.
5. Cool Science Experiments Headquarters
Although this channel isn’t updated anymore, you’ll find a sizeable archive of intriguing experiments for kid and adult science fans.
6. Periodic Videos
This channel is for fans of chemistry and is probably more suited to teens who enjoy the subject. Prof shares videos about science news or elements from the periodic table. Start with this video on why you need to wear glasses in the lab and then watch this one about dissolving coins in nitric acid.
7. Sick Science
8. The Dad Lab
Sergei and his two boys are always experimenting — and it’s so fun to watch. I love all of his arts and crafts videos as well as the science experiments like this one about the center of mass.
9. Minute Physics
If your teen loves physics, they’ll love Minute Physics. This channel breaks down physics concepts into easily understandable videos and concepts.
10. Lab 360
Lab360 used to called Hoopla Kidz Lab and they share a wide range of science videos about outer space, experiments kids can try, and explainer videos to bust certain unscientific myths.
11. Minute Earth
Minute Earth answers our curiosities about the earth and science in general. It’s a fun choice for the kids who can’t stop asking science-related whys. Enjoy videos about everything from dangerous marshmallows to firestorms.
12. Operation Ouch
As a medical doctor, I love this channel and the way it aims to make hospitals less scary for kids by explaining how they work and how the body works. The doctors tackle everything from why our ears pop to how x-rays work.
13. Jared Owen
Jared’s channel is more engineering than actual science, but will also interest kids. He uses 3D animation to show how things work on the inside — and how some popular buildings look on the inside. For example, this video on a 2×2 Rubik’s cube and this one about the White House.
14. National Geographic
It’s impossible to beat NatGeo when it comes to science and animals and nature, so what a joy that they have a kids channel! The videos are entertaining and educational and will make your science-loving babies super happy!
Which of these science YouTube channels for kids have you watched? Which ones did I miss? If your kids are science fans, check out these book lists: