We stumbled upon the AsapScience YouTube channel, and found a huge treasure trove of clever science videos with bright and engaging graphics. The YouTube channel deals up a weekly dose of interesting fact based science videos, that bring a different perspective to science teaching. We really liked the videos that give lots of fascinating quick facts, and those that focused on a particular question like this video on ‘Why do we blush?‘.
One of the most interesting videos, ‘Can money buy happiness?’, could be used in a Civics, Ethics or Philosophy class. It looks at whether having more money makes individuals happier, and uses fascinating academic research to back its arguments. We really liked how these videos were presented, and they give good food for thought for young minds.
Silvia Gallagher is the Head of Content for AvatarGeneration. Her background is in online learning, virtual worlds, and educational games. In her spare time she likes riding bikes over mountains and playing around with new technology.