11 Best Science Documentaries on YouTube

If you want to expand your knowledge and find out the answers to some intriguing questions, take a look at our list of 11 best science documentaries on YouTube.

Science is extremely fun and never stops to amaze us. Science documentaries can be fun, but they are not always accurate. If something is packed as a science documentary, you shouldn’t immediately believe everything documentary says. There were numerous cases where documentaries made outrageous and false claims. In other cases, completely made up movies were portrayed as science documentaries. Mermaids: The Body Found is just one of those examples. It follows the team of scientists investigating an unknown sea creature that could be related to humans. Well, makers of the documentary didn’t really make an effort to tell the audience that the documentary was completely fake and that scientists were in fact actors. Fake claims are not just relatable to science documentaries, but also nature documentaries. If you are interested in nature documentaries that have more touch with the truth, check out our list of the 13 Best Nature Documentaries on YouTube.

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If a science documentary is well done, it can have a great educational value, especially for kids. One Turkish school did a small study about the use of documentaries in classrooms. 113 students of eighth grade were divided into two groups. One group continued to follow the usual curriculum for science subject while other group had 6 documentaries incorporated into their curriculum. The conclusion of the study is that the group that had documentaries as part of their curriculum showed a better understanding of particular science topics and was more engaged. So don’t hesitate, squeeze some science documentaries in your kid’s TV schedule.

To compile our list of 11 best science documentaries on YouTube, we picked up recommendations from Interesting Engineering, Reddit, and Quora among others. We then checked the titles on YouTube to find out whether they are available in full for free. Those that were, we ranked according to their IMDb rating and formed our list. Let’s check it out: