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    I just wanted to chime in randomly and say that THIS is an awesome Soup To Nuts!!!
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
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    Some of the other channels my kids watch on youtube: Quirkology, Crazy Russian Hacker, Backyard Scientist, The Good Stuff.
    Stay at home physicist - Mom to C (18 & off to college)) and J (15)
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    I find that the hardest thing about using YouTube and such, is keeping it all in one place. I mean, you can only follow so many channels. There ARE a lot of good ones out there, however, there are some (IMO) where they have one or two good video's but not enough to warrant subscribing.

    Do you have a top 3 to 5? Even if you broke it down into Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Chem? Or is it more of a pick and choose "depending" on a specific topic?

    For me, I just need to be more focused, or I won't use any of it.... too overwhelming, KWIM?
    Homeschooling two sons (14 and 16) from day one. Atheist.
    Eclectic, Slackschooler covering 8th and 10th grades this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddylilly View Post
    I find that the hardest thing about using YouTube and such, is keeping it all in one place. I mean, you can only follow so many channels. There ARE a lot of good ones out there, however, there are some (IMO) where they have one or two good video's but not enough to warrant subscribing.

    Do you have a top 3 to 5? Even if you broke it down into Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Chem? Or is it more of a pick and choose "depending" on a specific topic?
    I subscribe to the channels that I use a lot or think might be useful so then I can seach through them first when I'm looking for something, but I never go and watch their new videos when they come out. My boys do do that for some channels. But when I teach classes I make playlists for each subject, so when I teach it again I just go back to that subject. I think my playlists are public. My youtube channel is sidersj1 . Some of the playlists were created by my younger son before he got his own account - minecraft and music ones.

    When looking for videos for a subject I check my favorites (subscribed channels) first and my own playlists because I can never remember what I'v already bookmarked. Then I'l do a general youtube search.
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    We LOVE CrazyRussianHacker. I use his videos as a bribe to get through the rough days.

    I stream a lot of educational stuff from Amazon. It has an amazing amount of educational videos, they just aren't apparently organized in any coherent fashion. They have a LOT of space stuff and Tech just loves anything to do with space.

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    I am following along. Love this topic. It's so hard to find quality videos on YouTube when you don't know what to look for. I'm bookmarking this thread!

    I will put just about any kids show on from Prime or Hulu or Netflix, but I'm anal about either watching with or vetting YouTube videos. This because I clicked on a Bert and Ernie clip in class with my firsties and it was a super raunchy remix. Oops.

    Edit: I tried to find it, but apparently Bert and Ernie are gangsters now because there are like 50k videos like that. Seven years ago there was just the one and it looked EXACTLY like the skip counting one with barn animals. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TFZ View Post
    I am following along. Love this topic. It's so hard to find quality videos on YouTube when you don't know what to look for. I'm bookmarking this thread!

    I will put just about any kids show on from Prime or Hulu or Netflix, but I'm anal about either watching with or vetting YouTube videos. This because I clicked on a Bert and Ernie clip in class with my firsties and it was a super raunchy remix. Oops.

    Edit: I tried to find it, but apparently Bert and Ernie are gangsters now because there are like 50k videos like that. Seven years ago there was just the one and it looked EXACTLY like the skip counting one with barn animals. Lol.
    HA! I'v searched for particular celestial objects and end up getting porn 'stars' websites... ugh. Band names are another one that screws your search. Some of the videos in my biology/evolution playlist you might want to watch first, I think it was Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, it was showing evolution/Natural selection with animated teddy bear like creatures and it shows them mating in a way I didn't really want to show 10 year olds so I started the video after that scene because its an awesome video, but I about spit out my coffee when I watched the video the first time.

    Here are some more of the ones I'm subscribed to:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/sciencemusicvideos - great science music videos
    Ted Ed of course
    NakedScientists - https://www.youtube.com/user/NakedScientists
    Super Science Friends - https://www.youtube.com/user/supersciencefriends - animated cartoon with Tesla, Churchill, Einstein , Marie Curie, Darwin, Freud, and Tapputi (looks like a witch doctor) has bascially a group of super heros. These are entertaining for teens/adults.
    MinutePhysics
    MinuteEarth
    Vsauce3
    PatrickJMT - advanced math
    Stated Clearly
    Jefferson Lab - they do a lot of demonstration videos that you can either just show your kids or try to replicate
    DNews - usually science related - short and to the point
    Arbor Scientific - another company doing a lot of demonstration videos, I'v found some great ideas for demos here, especially for physics.
    The British Museum - just found this recently and it looks pretty good.
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    Another key to searching is put words like 'demonstration' 'demo' 'lab' in with the other words, or 'science' to get through the rif raf.
    Stay at home physicist - Mom to C (18 & off to college)) and J (15)
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    This is about the best thing I discovered this year: Phet Simulations for science and math, and they are free. Watch the handy embedded YouTube video on what Phet is and how to use it. It was founded by a Nobel Laureate as a gift to the world.
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