These DIY experiments on YouTube might inspire you to give science a try


But a cohort of engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs are advocating for STEM education on YouTube in a way that’s thought provoking and LOL-worthy.

They’re building wacky machines, debunking viral science stories and testing clever ideas to revisit concepts such as the scientific method, without the boring lecture.

There are three types of YouTubers reimagining STEM education: investigators, makers and thrill seekers. Each style has its own methodology for exploration and a unique “wow” factor to keep audiences engaged.


This type of YouTuber works to address misconceptions about STEM by challenging viral debates or demystifying common experiences. They ask questions and test theories, but most of all, this group leads discussions on the ways science is part of our lives.

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