Science Education Channels UK

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c. 47 videos. c. 40k subscribers. Joined in 2010.

They are taking you “backstage” at some of the UK’s most amazing science facilities. These include space telescopes, powerful lasers and football-field sized experiments. Who works there and what are they doing? You can find out at what happens behind the scenes. Brought to you by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

BBC Earth

c. 1086 videos. c. 537 k subscribers. Joined in 2009.

You’ll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content on here. Dramatic, rare, and exclusive, nature doesn’t get more exciting than this. This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes

Brit Lab

c. 513 videos. c. 425k subscribers. Joined in 2012.

Ever wondered what causes a beer belly? How does glue work? How far can bullets travel? Where does all the snot come from? BRITLAB is where we answer all your curious questions about science in the world around you. Basically we’re giving you the ammunition to be a smart-ass! This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.


c. 19 videos. c. 24k subscribers. Joined in 2010.

Famous people choose their favourite scientist and why they are inspirational figures. You will find videos here about Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Gregor Mendel and David Attenborough, among many others.

The Fuse School – Global Education

c. 500 videos. c. 40k subscribers. Joined in 2011.

The Fuse School is a charity that makes free education videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, English and ICT – for kids & teachers around the world. They are on a mission to provide outstanding education to those who need it most – so that they can improve their lives and communities.

Nature video

c. 274 videos. c. 106k subscribers. Joined in 2008.

Videos from Nature and Nature Publishing Group’s other leading science journals. See experiments up close, meet our reporters and hear from the scientists behind the research. Videos include topics such as climate change, natural history, health problems and neuroscience.

Nottingham Science

c.451 videos. c. 1k subscribers. Joined in 2007.

Behind-the-scenes in the world of science with extra footage and outtakes from periodicvideos and sixtysymbols. Other topics include, nanoparticles, their guide to trees and plants, physics education and interviews with well know scientists.

Periodic Videos

c.572 videos. c. 681k subscribers. Joined in 2008.

Your ultimate channel for all things chemistry. A video about each element on the periodic table. Which you can access though the website. New videos are uploaded every week about science news, interesting molecules and other stuff from the world of chemistry. Much of the content is provided by Prof Martyn Poliakoff and his team at Nottingham university.

The Royal Institution

334 videos. c. 90k subscribers. Joined in 2009.

The Royal Institution is a 200 year old charity based in London dedicated to connecting people with the world of science through events, education, and the CHRISTMAS LECTURES. The videos are here to make you think more deeply about science. Explosive short films, full length lectures from the world’s leading scientists and writers, and videos to challenge the way you look at the world.


Sixty Symbols

275 videos. c. 527k subscribers. Joined in 2009.

Another set of cool videos  from filmed by Brady Haran at the University of Nottingham. This time he is in the physics and astronomy department. Videos include, the science of drumming, left handed electrons, pentaquarks and space volcanoes.

One thought on “Science Education Channels UK

  • 24th June 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Are there any you know in China?


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