I had previously written about using YouTube to find educational videos. Of course, you can also use YouTube to watch videos on science, math, and technology just for fun. Here are a few standout YouTube channels that will pique your tech kiddie's curiosity and make them beg to learn more.
Vi Hart describes herself as a mathemusician and an educator, made most famous for her Doodling in Math Class videos. Although that is her most popular series, all her videos dawdle unabashedly in the world of recreational mathematics. Whether your kid loves or hates studying the higher maths, this channel comes highly recommended as a new of looking at numbers.
Minute Physics seems to be on a roll lately, as their Theory of Everything intro video is a featured video and is making the rounds on the internet. The title is pretty much self explanatory. Much like Vihart, Minute Physics' videos do not necessarily follow a set lesson plan or school curriculum. Rather, they are geared towards showing how science is interesting in itself.
Dinosaur News Center
Dinosaur News Center is a genuinely unique channel, even in this collection of science oriented channels. As implied, it's dedicated to sharing the latest news on dinosaurs, such as newly discovered dinosaurs, on site digs, the latest published theories, as well as coverage of dinosaurs on other media like movies, TV shows and video games.
Dinosaur News Center host Illiteratedino also uploads his videos on Blip.TV, and has recently launched his blog, Dinosaur Couch, for news, interviews and features that would otherwise not be covered on his videos.
Plastic Pals offers a seemingly endless number of videos featuring robots and robotics. What I like about Plastic Pals is that it keeps up to date with the latest in robotics technology. It's fun just watching robots do their thing, and if you go to their blog, they go into even more detail into individual robots and the technologies that run them. Plastic Pals videos can also be seen on Vimeo.
DigInfo is an online news outlet, providing coverage on the latest gadgets and technology from Japan. If Plastic Pals will tell you about the latest in robotics, DigInfo runs the whole gamut of technology, from automobiles, 3D, augmented reality, gaming, to the latest research projects and industrial tech, to the most commonplace and quirky ideas.
Of course, this is by no means meant to be a definitive list. New YouTube channels are made everyday, and some of those will be making great new videos about robots, physics, math and other geeky pursuits. Does your Tech Kiddie have any favorite YouTube videos or channels of their own? Share them here!