The Best Educational YouTubers

These educational YouTubers are making learning more accessible to everyone by allowing you to have complicated concepts explained to you via a phone or computer screen. If there's something you don't quite understand, these channels have you covered. Including science, news, history, math, technology, and myths, educational videos cover such a wide array of topics, you should be able to find at least one YouTuber online posting about what interests you. 

Some educational channels are run by established authors and scholars. Michael Stevens, who operates the channel known as Vsauce, sports a bachelors in psychology and English literature from University of Chicago and educates his viewers about science, technology, and human behavior. Other good YouTube channels for learning include AsapScience, CGP Grey, Physics Girl, and SmarterEveryDay. 

Who are the best educational YouTubers? Vote up your favorites below and add anyone you feel is missing. 

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  • Vsauce
    62 votes
    Michael David Stevens (born January 23, 1986) is an American educator, comedian, speaker, entertainer, editor and Internet personality, best known for creating and hosting the popular education ...more
  • asapSCIENCE
    50 votes
    AsapScience, stylized as AsapSCIENCE, is a YouTube channel created by Canadian YouTubers Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. The channel produces weekly videos that touch on many different topics of ...more
  • Life Noggin
    23 votes
    Life Noggin is a YouTube channel comprised of an animated web show designed to teach viewers about the brain, the environment, and other topics. The channel was founded by Pat Graziosi, Ian Dokie, ...more
  • minutephysics
    Henry Reich (born July 23, 1987) is a physicist and filmmaker who created the educational series of videos called MinutePhysics which became available through YouTube. He later created a channel ...more
  • Destin Sandlin (born 1981) is an American engineer best known for his educational video series Smarter Every Day (SED), which is hosted on a YouTube channel of the same name launched in 2007. ...more
  • CGP Grey
    17 votes
    CGP Grey is an American-Irish educational YouTuber and podcaster who posts on YouTube under the channel CGP Grey. Grey also posts videos on his secondary channel, CGPGrey2, and livestreams gameplay ...more