Last month I wrote three posts (here, here, and here) featuring good collections of science videos, podcasts, and interactive images for students. Each of those posts proved to be very popular. Here’s another collection to add to your bookmarks. Open Culture has curated a list of 125 science videos. Their list is divided into subcategories. Each video has a brief description and a link to the video with a more detailed description. I found this video, How Large is the Universe? to be fascinating because it addresses one of those concepts that I’ve always had a hard time wrapping my head around.
Applications for Education
From what I saw in the descriptions, and from reading Open Culture for years I have a sense of their target audience, most of the videos deal with concepts and topics that beyond the elementary and middle school crowd. The Open Culture Science Video collection is geared toward a high school and higher audience. You’re probably not going to find short and sweet explanations of concepts in the collection. Rather, what you’ll find are some good videos to promote thinking about science. You could find some videos in the collection to correspond with topics you’re teaching. If you’re developing a wiki or website for your science course, The Open Culture collection could be a good place to start your search for videos for your wiki or website.