Recently, surfing across the net, I came across the dailyTekk blog. This website, founded in 2012, brands itself as “an (…) Internet destination for consumer-focused startup, app, gadget and Internet product content” and specially focuses on lists and reviews for tech addicts.
During the last months, the website has been publishing lists of the best social media accounts (Instagram, Vine, Pinterest or blogs and websites) for a number of different viewers. Being the avid YouTube fan I am, I decided to check out the list of the 100 best YouTube channels of 2015. And interestingly enough, I found a category dedicated to the most compelling science channels on the web. So let’s check some of them, shall we?
- Have you ever heard about the Mentos and Coke experiment? Well, it was teacher, science toy designer and television personality Steve Spangler who made it go viral on the Internet, a few years ago. Spangler is also the creator of the Sick Science! YouTube channel, where you will be able to find extreme science experiments such as an ice tray battery or this fake blood that will make kids go crazy!
- The MinutePhysics YouTube channel is described by its creator, Henry Reich, with an Einstein quote, that puts it simple “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” This channel explains science theories in a simple but amusing way, that will engage both adults and kids. From Is it better to walk or run in the rain? to how lasers work?, you will be fascinated from the start. Of special interest are the 1 minute videos on physics education: What is fire?, What is gravity? or even How to break the speed of light?. Do you dare?
- While only gracing us with one video a month, Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell regularly uploads animated videos on nuclear energy, the universe and space science or the human immune system, among others. Check out their Best Stuff playlist to discover if you are alone in the universe or if you want to know where are all the aliens?
Did you already subscribe to all of the suggestions? While these are my top picks, wait for the next Scientix blog post where I will be unveiling some other fascinating channels (and yes, you can check them yourself through the dailytekk link above, but it’s always a lot more fun when reading it). See you in the next blog!
Article written by: Marina Jiménez Iglesias, Project Officer, European Schoolnet