The kids and I really enjoy watching educational videos on YouTube. We mostly watch science channels, but there are a few others that we like too.
In this series of posts, I am going to share our favorite YouTube Channels and why we like them.
This channel is created by a guy named Destin. He is down to Earth (and maybe a little quirky). He excels at bringing complex concepts down to a level were they are easy to understand.
He will often have his own small children in his videos, and he does not shy away from teaching them ideas that are “too complicated for children”. I am totally on board with this. If my kids are interested in something, I will teach them, no matter how advanced a topic. Sometimes the kids understand way more than I expect.
Some of his videos are simply made, but interesting. Others are shot with high quality, high speed cameras. In general, they range from 2 to 10 minutes long, so they are a great to use when you do not have much time. Or if you are like me, the short length means you can watch a lot of them in one sitting.
Another thing that I appreciate is that he ends each video with a Bible verse (at least most of them).
I have watched enough of the Smarter Every Day videos that I feel comfortable watching them with the kids without previewing them. I have never found any Creation mistakes in his videos and there has never been offensive content that I needed to censor.
I have embedded a few of our favorites below. I hope you learn something by watching these and enjoy digging into the rest of his videos.
(I am recommending this channel because I really like it and have learned a lot from it. I am not a paid advertiser, and I am not friends with Destin – I think we would be friends if we ever met, but that is not likely to happen)
One of my favorites is this one about a Prince Ruperts Drop:
Isaiah, my animal loving son, was enthralled by the slow motion shots of raptors:
We all learned something about butterflies in this one. I found out that I have been mistaken for my whole life about how a caterpillar makes a chrysalis:
If you are looking for more great YouTube channels, check out my posts on Periodic Videos and CGP Grey.