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Updated: Feb 2

Imagine learning about science by watching a bunch of fun experiments performed in front of you.

It’s not a bunch of dry abstract information, but engaging and exciting.

Well, you don’t have to imagine much anymore.

Today, there are an incredible number of super-smart scientists making educational and entertaining content on YouTube all around your favorite science topics.

Over the course of our 15+ years as a YouTube Influencer Marketing Agency, we've even gotten to know quite a few of them.

We know it can take some time to hunt them down yourself, so we pulled together a list of our top 50 favorite channels.

These are great channels with great creators that connect well with their audiences (as evidenced by their engagement; you can use a YouTube engagement rate calculator to check)

So take a few minutes, and get ready to hit that subscribe button and get a little bit smarter with every new video.


1. Veritasium

Dr. Derek Muller is the creator of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science with over 8 million subscribers and almost a billion views, winner of the Streamy award for Science or Education in 2017.

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2. Mark Rober

Mark Rober is a famous YouTube star, inventor, and former NASA engineer. He runs the self-titled YouTube channel, Mark Rober, which has over 19.5 million subscribers. He is popular for creating Science videos, do-it-yourself gadgets, and other interesting Science-tech content.

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3. SmarterEveryDay

Destin Wilson Sandlin is an American engineer and science communicator who produces the video series Smarter Every Day on his YouTube channel of the same name, which was launched in 2007.

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4. SciManDan

SciManDan is an English YouTuber who uses science to debunk a variety of conspiracy theories such as flat Earth.

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5. Dr. Becky

Rebecca Smethurst is a British astrophysicist, author, and YouTuber who is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Smethurst hosts her own YouTube channel called Dr. Becky where she posts science communication videos related to astronomy research and amateur astronomy.

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6. SciShow

SciShow is a series of science-related videos on YouTube. The program is mainly hosted by Hank Green of the VlogBrothers and Michael Aranda.

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7. ASAPScience

AsapScience, stylized as AsapSCIENCE, is a YouTube channel created by Canadian YouTubers Mitchell "Mitch" Moffit and Gregory Brown with approximately 9.98 million subscribers and 1.6 billion views as of December 2021

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TKOR (formerly known as The King of Random) is a YouTube channel created by Grant Thompson that conducts DIY projects and experiments (such as creating and launching model rockets, cutting open spray paint cans, and deep-frying ballpoint pens), often involving large amounts of a single item.

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9. MinuteEarth

MinuteEarth is an American YouTube channel that focuses on the natural sciences part of Earth and teaches viewers about the educational functions of Earth in a couple of minutes. The videos are animated with stick figures and animals. Science and stories about our awesome planet!

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10. Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill is a science communicator based in Los Angeles, California. He received his bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from Marquette University in 2011, and his master of arts in science communication from the same university in 2013.

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11. Physics Girl

Dianna Cowern—a.k.a. Physics Girl—posts videos explaining various physical effects. In 2011, she graduated with an undergraduate degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

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12. StarTalk

StarTalk is a YouTube show and podcast on science, comedy, and popular culture hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, with various comic and celebrity co-hosts and frequent guests from the worlds of science and entertainment.

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13. The Backyard Scientist

Famous for his dangerous experiments, Kevin Kohler aka “The Backyard Scientist” is taking risks in the name of science “so you don’t have to.”

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14. Arvin Ash

Arvin Ash is an American educational YouTuber that explains complex questions in a simple manner (about 10-15 minutes). He likes to ask and answer these BIG questions using animations, live videos, simple analogies, and narration.

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15. Freedom in Thought

Freedom in Thought (FiT) is a curation of timeless and pragmatic ideas, from some of the greatest thinkers and doers in history, mixed with some subjectivity.

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16. The Q

The Q is a channel devoted to fun everyday gadgets being engineered for special uses.

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17. Andrew Dotson

Andrew Dotson is a grad student at NMSU who does research in theoretical nuclear physics and makes physics videos on YouTube related to that research.

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18. It’s Okay to be Smart

It's Okay To Be Smart is an educational YouTube channel hosted by Joe Hanson through PBS Digital Studios. He answers common everyday science questions.

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19. Periodic Videos

Periodic Videos is a YouTube channel dedicated to all things chemistry. It includes a video about each element on the periodic table, and they upload new videos every week about science news, interesting molecules, and other stuff from the world of chemistry.

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20. Vsauce2

Vsauce2, hosted by Kevin Lieber, has covered topics concerning unusual knowledge, gadgets, and people. Since 2019, Vsauce2 has largely produced videos regarding probability, paradoxes, and dilemmas, most of which are mathematical or economic in nature and visualized through real-world situations.

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21. Beyond Science

Beyond Science is where Mikey Chen brings you stories of strange, mysterious phenomenons and anything else that is really cool and interesting.

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22. Tibees

Tibees was started by Toby Hendy and on her channel you can expect to see videos about physics, math, astronomy and the history of science.

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23. The Thought Emporium

The Thought Emporium shows that even very hard science can be done in a DIY way. While some projects will use some of the fancier toys that while less accessible, the show opens a broader range of projects that can be done.

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24. After Skool

After Skool is a science channel from Mark Wooding. The goal of his channel is to empower the individual and deliver profound ideas and education through art.

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25. The Science Asylum

The Science Asylum comes from the mind of Nick Lucid. Nick is absurdly excited about science and math and hopes that you feel safe to be excited about it too.

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26. Mr. Scientific

Mr Scientific is an Indian educational YouTuber who mainly uploads videos revolved around space but he also secondarily discusses other scientific topics.

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27. Steve Mould

Steve Mould is a British educational YouTuber, author, and science presenter who is most notable for his weekly science-related videos.

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28. John Michael Godier

John Michael Godier explore the universe in weekly documentary videos centered on science, future technology, and the mysteries of the universe.

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29. Domain of Science

Domain of Science is created and hosted by Dominic Walliman Ph.D. where he talks about experimental quantum physics.

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30. Helen Arney

Science presenter, geek songstress and “Voice of an Angle” Helen Arney has appeared on TV, Radio and in theatres across the world with her unique mix of stand-up, songs and science.

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31. Acapellascience

Acapellascience is Tim Blais. He runs a YouTube series where he explores deep concepts in science in the form of a capella song parody.

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32. Melissa Maribel

Melissa Maribel is a former struggling chemistry student who is dedicated to helping thousands of students pass their exams. Her positive energy and talent for simplifying complicated concepts is core to her channel.

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33. minutephysics

Minutephysics is a channel dedicated to cool physics and other sweet science. As Einstein reportedly once said: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

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34. Naked Science

Naked Science is a channel dedicated to bringing you the world of science and technology.

Explore unseen wonders and mysteries, from the edge of the universe to the possibility of alien life, travel through the insides of the human body to the center of the earth.

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35. NurdRage

NurdRage is a channel demonstrating science experiments for all levels, from kitchen chemistry to advanced synthesis.

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36. Backstage Science

Backstage Science takes you "backstage" at some of the UK's most amazing science facilities. They include space telescopes, powerful lasers, and football-field-sized experiments.

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37. Socratica

Socratica makes high-quality educational videos on math, science, computer programming and more.

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38. Nile Red

Nile Red is the channel of Nigel Braun. Nigel began posting his chemistry experiments to YouTube in 2014 which unexpectedly grew into a rather large audience.

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39. Because Science

Nerdist Science Editor Kyle Hill uses real-world math and science concepts to solve, measure, and make sense of pop culture quandaries in comics, video games, movies, and TV.

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40. Incredible Science

Incredible Science features cool science experiment videos, toys, and science projects and always has an awesome ending!

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41. Sixty Symbols

Sixty Symbols published cool videos about physics and astronomy.

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42. Simon Clark

Simon Clark is a Ph.D. in climate physics by day, a YouTuber by night, and makes videos about both!

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43. Undefined Behavior

Undefined Behavior uses its channel to share informative videos on math and computer science.

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Brainy Dose brings you high-quality informational and educational videos on many different topics ranging from health and wellness to love and relationships, and much more.

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45. maiLab

maiLab uses their channel to explore science, technology, and other cool stuff. It's brain fun, for curious people.

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46. Lukey B. The Phsyics G

Lukey B. The Physics G uses his YouTube channel to make everyone have a better understanding of our universe. He uses videos that include overviews of physics ideas, breakthroughs, and walk-throughs of example physics problems.

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47. In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell is a small team that wants to make science look beautiful. They produce about one animation video per month.

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48. Bozeman Science

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. This is his science channel.

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49. NottinghamScience

A science channel hosted by the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Science shows you the behind-the-scenes in the world of science.

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50. Tyler DeWitt

Tyler DeWitt got his science training from Brown University and MIT. He's passionate about using new technologies (like YouTube) to create teaching and learning experiences that make education more accessible and more engaging.

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