You know how one YouTube video can lead to clicking one of the suggested ones and then half an hour later you’re on the weird part of YouTube where people upload spin cycles of their washing machines? There’s a way to make that time not quite as much of a waste: watch educational videos. While that may make you think of being back in the lecture hall falling asleep to your professor’s voice, it doesn’t have to be that way. While there are many options out there, since this is a PT blog we’re going to focus on health-related science-y YouTube channels.
Used in schools worldwide, CrashCourse is one of the best educational channels out there. With series covering topics such as biology, anatomy and physiology, world history, and so many more, CrashCourse is a powerhouse of a channel. While the hosts may speak fast to get through all the topics, eye-catching graphics, smart jokes, and personality get you through it. And the best part is it’s YouTube, so you can go back and watch it again and again until you understand everything.
If the CrashCourse videos are a little too long for you, or you just want some fun facts versus a lesson, try SciShow. With videos ranging in topics like from why people go bald to why your stomach makes noises to why you had to use a number 2 pencil on all those exams, SciShow will arm you with a wide variety of random facts to force onto your friends.
Lastly, if you are interested in health and all that, but don’t trust Buzzfeed Health’s articles on it completely, Healthcare Triage can be your new thing. Hosted by an actual doctor with an MD and all, Healthcare Triage is all about giving you usable, correct knowledge, whether it be on how the FDA approves a drug, if coffee is actually good for you, or why vaccines don’t cause autism.
So now, armed with this information, go out and find the science side of YouTube, instead of the weird one.