Technology is a great tool to use in the classroom.
I mean, we use it every day.
While some tools are not as helpful, YouTube is a site that I use quite frequently in my Biology classroom.
Over the years, I have found some excellent YouTube channels that I come back to time and time again.
I’m going to give you a rundown of my top 10 YouTube channels that you should use in your Biology classroom.
These are in no particular order, since I think they are all great!
1. The Amoeba Sisters
The Amoeba Sisters’ videos are meant to be fun and engaging for students. They aim to take the difficult concepts in Biology and make funny videos that use examples related to students’ lives.
In addition to Biology videos, the Amoeba Sisters also provide free handouts, comics, and other resources.
2. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
The second channel on the list is Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. This channel is one of the largest science channels on YouTube. These videos are known for their unique and colorful animations, which will (without a doubt) catch your students’ attention.
This channel is well-known all over the world, and scientists and well-known brands from all over the world support it.
CrashCourse is probably one of the most popular YouTube channels for Biology content. The channel is run by two brothers, and their goal is to make learning fun and entertaining.
They are known for their fast speaking abilities and their fun personalities, which shine in each video. The Biology content is presented in a way that makes understanding easy for students.
4. Bozeman Science
Bozeman Science is a channel run by Paul Andersen, a former teacher and educational professional living in Bozeman, MT.
Hence the name – Bozeman Science!
His videos are not as animated as those on other channels, but he thoroughly goes through each topic and annotates the screen as he explains the Biology concept. Even though he does not include a lot of “frills” in his videos, his teaching style and overall demeanor will make him a favorite in your Biology classroom.
SciShow is somewhat different than the previous channels mentioned. SciShow focuses less on explaining Biology concepts and more on how those concepts influence or affect various phenomena.
The goal of the channel is to get people excited and make them wonder more about everyday things.
Some of the videos feature Hank from CrashCourse.
6. Teacher’s Pet
Teacher’s Pet is a channel created by a science teacher in California. The videos on this channel are created to help break down and explain Biology concepts.
On this channel, the videos are quick and to the point. The quick videos allow students to stay engaged and not become bored with the content. The videos are bright and colorful and follow a logical flow of information, which makes them easy to understand.
7. Stated Clearly
The seventh YouTube channel is Stated Clearly. These videos concentrate on genetics, evolution, and other topics in Biology. In particular, this channel’s videos are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, which makes them a great fit for the classroom.
This channel has made videos with detailed animations and drawings to keep students interested.
This channel also provides content in multiple languages, such as Arabic and Spanish!
8. Khan Academy
Khan Academy has a variety of videos detailing various topics, but their Biology videos are quite popular and very informative.
These videos do not rely on animations or cartoons to teach Biology concepts. The videos consist of a plain screen with a voiceover. As the narrator is talking, he is writing on the screen to give students a visual of what he is discussing.
This channel reaches over 15 million people each month, and their videos have been translated into dozens of languages.
TedEd may be one of the most well-known educational platforms in the world. Their YouTube channel is not any different.
The Biology videos on TedEd are top-notch and the result of successful collaborations between science experts and talented animators.
These videos are also short, with many ranging from three to five minutes. The short duration of these videos helps students stay focused and on task.
Lastly, iBiology is a great YouTube channel for the Biology classroom. This channel switches between experts speaking to the camera and visuals to help students understand Biology concepts.
It is iBiology’s mission to house some of the most captivating and enticing Biology videos on the Internet. In addition to this channel, they also have an online iBioMagazine channel.
Videos can be a really useful tool for the classroom
I hope you found my list of the top 10 YouTube channels for Biology helpful!
These can be a great tool when used to enhance your lessons and support learning.
I also want to let you know about my YouTube channel. The goal of my Biology videos is to provide Biology content in a fun and easy format. In my videos, I use bright pictures and clear explanations to help students remember what they have learned.
I also share Biology tips in my videos. Each video ends with quick questions that can be used as a progress check for students.
I have one last question for you before we part ways.
Are you signed up for my weekly newsletter? I’d love to hear if you’ve got any other favorite YouTube channels to add to this list! Respond to any of my emails with your favorite Biology YouTube channel.
I hope you have a wonderful day,