9 of the Best Science-Related YouTube Channels

If you are a science enthusiast, here are some great science-related YouTube channels to binge-watch.
Christopher McFadden

If you live and breathe science, you might want to consider checking out some of the following great science-related YouTube channels. 

We've got a few other dedicated lists for specific disciplines like chemistry, biology, and physics if you prefer to check those out.

We also have included some suggestions for other non-science related channels in case you fancy something different.


Which is the best channel on YouTube?

This completely depends on your tastes and interests. But, that being said, there are some very popular channels on YouTube with enormous subscriber bases. 

According to sites like blog.hubspot.com, there are some of the most popular YouTube channels as of 2018:

  • The King of Random (10.4 Million Subscribers)

  • National Geographic (9.7 Million Subscribers)

  • Crash Course (8.5 Million Subscribers)

  • Ted-Ed (7.8 Million Subscribers)

  • Matthew Santoro (6.2 Million Subscribers)

  • Alltime10s (5.5 Million Subscribers)

  • SciShow (5.3 Million Subscribers)

youtube science channels
Source: Mizter_x94/Pixabay

What are the best history-related YouTube channels?

If you love a little bit of history, there are some great YouTube channels out there. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

  • Lindybeige (Military history - Author's personal suggestion)

  • EPIC History TV (Author's personal suggestion)

  • History channel

  • Simple History

  • History Buffs (Author's personal suggestion)

  • Mystery History


  • Feature History

  • Timeline 

  • Ten Minute History

  • Historia Civilis (Author's personal suggestion)

What are the best educational YouTube channels?

We have already covered some of these above, but there are many other educational YouTube channels that are also worth considering. 

  • CrashCourse


  • CGP Grey

  • Jason Silva: Shots of Awe

  • It's Okay To Be Smart

  • SciShow

Some great science-related YouTube channels

But if science is your bag, here are some great suggestions for you to get your daily dose of sciencey-stuff.

1. Interesting Engineering, of course!

What better source for your YouTube viewing pleasure than our very own YouTube channel! Packed with all the great content you'd expect from one of the best engineering and science sites on the web, you're bound to find something of interest.

Our channel started in 2015 and has since grown exponentially to a whopping 80K following. To date, we have racked up well over 7.5 million views and publish new stuff several times a week. 

Keep up to date with the latest goings-on in Science and Tech by subscribing (plus clicking the little bell symbol), and binge-watching our marvelous material.

We would say this, of course, wouldn't we? 

2. Cody's Lab is pretty great

If our channel is not enough to feed your appetite, you might want to also consider checking out Cody's Lab. His channel is one of the more popular on YouTube and has managed to collect 1.8 million subscribers since 2011.

In his own words, "I simply post videos of the (sometimes crazy) things that I do; this includes science, bees, and anything else that I am working on. Enjoy!"

Most Popular

So, if that sounds up your street, head over to his channel and check out his great material. You will not be disappointed.

3. Kurzgesagt — In a Nutshell (bringing science and cut animated birds together since 2013)

Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell is, hands down, one the best general science and technology YouTube channel around. The channel was founded in 2013 and has since grown to well over 9.5 million subscribers.  

Each and every video is incredibly well researched and produced. Content covers many aspects of science and technology, which are presented in a fun and entertaining format.

But be warned, you will quickly fall in love with their cute animated birds, which will keep you glued to the screen for hours on end! Forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

4. The Royal Society of Chemistry is a great resource

The Royal Society of Chemistry is your one-stop-shop for the latest information for all things chemistry. The channel started in 2008 and has since garnered an impressive 52K subscriber base. 

"The Royal Society of Chemistry is an international, non-profit organization that connects chemical scientists with each other, with other scientists, and with society as a whole."

They were founded in 1841 in London and are today one of the most well-respected scientific institutions in the world. 

5. Mental Floss is another great science-related YouTube channel

If you have never watched any of Mental Floss' material, you really should hang your head in shame. This channel is another of YouTube's most popular channels for feeding your curiosity. 

It started in 2011 and now has a whopping 1.3 million subscribers to its channel. Their content covers a wide range of topics, but they do have a very good collection of science-related videos for your consideration. 

Do yourself a favor and check out their channel today!

6. NurdRage love all things science

With over 735K subscribers since its launch in 2008, NurdRage is another of YouTube's most popular science-related channels. 

In their own words they are, "[a] channel run by science nerds for science nerds hailing from the country of Canada. We demonstrate science experiments for all levels, from kitchen chemistry to advanced synthesis."

If this sounds like its "up your alley," check them out today!

7. Veritasium is one of the best around

Veritasium launched in 2010 and is, today, one of the most popular science-related YouTube channels around with over 6.3 million subs. And, for a good reason. 

The channel is hosted by Derek Muller whose narrative skills are unparalleled. Veritasium's name is derived from Latin for truth or "Veritas," to provide a name for a fictional element.

The channel is packed with high information density videos on many aspects of science, but the content is primarily Physics-related.

That being said, it is definitely worth checking out if you have some spare time.

8. Vsauce is a must watch!

Vsauce is another great informative and entertaining science-related YouTube channel. It launched in 2007 and has well over 14 million subscribers today.

The channel's content covers many aspects of science but does tend to focus on the more theoretical aspects of it. Vsauce's channel's presenter, Michael Stevens, has a great style that will keep you engaged from start to finish.

The channel also often collaborates with other YouTube channels, like Veritasium, so keep on eye for those. 

9. MinutePhysics does everything it says on the tin

Minutephysics, created by Henry Reich in 2011, is another popular and great science-related YouTube channel. Since then, it has managed to nurture an impressive 4.7 million subscriber base. 

The channel mainly focusses on physics-related subjects in a fun and educational format. In their own words:

"simply put cool physics and other sweet science."

Subjects covering include things like entropy, astronomy, quantum teleportation, and many other subjects. Each 5-minute video breaks down these topics into easy-to-understand videos with great graphics and narration. 

message circleSHOW COMMENT (1)chevron