Educational Influencers: The Most Popular Learning Accounts for Kids

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Educational videos on sites like YouTube offer great opportunities for your student to learn something new.  Subject matter experts and educational influencers are creating videos on a wide variety of subjects. There is something for every student!  

However, with all the content that is available, finding fun, informative, and safe educational channels to follow can be a bit overwhelming – and time consuming.  

We’ve studied 40 of the most popular online learning channels, analyzing the number of subscribers they have and how many people have watched their videos. Whether you are looking for specific subjects that your student has shown interest in, want to supplement home school or online school curriculum, or want your student to learn new skills, here are the 10 most popular online learning channels for your student to explore.  

Top 7 Most Popular Online Learning Channels for Kids 

1. Brave Wilderness

Brave Wilderness logo

Subject: Nature/Wildlife
Age Range: Elementary & Middle School

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
18.2m
651
298k
29.2k
105.6k

Coming in at #1 is Brave Wilderness. If your student is interested in animals and wildlife, this is a fun and engaging channel to follow. Join hosts Coyote Peterson, Mark Vins, and Mario Aldecoa as they take you through lots of adventures. Every episode offers an opportunity to learn something new about the living world around us, from tiger sharks to bears and everything in between! 
 

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2. Crash Course

Crash Course logo

Subject: General
Age Range: All ages

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
11.9m
1.2k
26.4k
155.4k
4.2m

Coming in 3rd place is Crash Course. A channel that states that they have “produced more than 32 courses on a wide variety of subjects, including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many more!” 

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3. Art Hub for Kids 

Art for Kids Hub logo

Subject: Art
Age Range: All ages, but mostly Elementary

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
3.94m
1.8k
159k
6k
N/A

Join Rob and his family as they take you through new art lessons every Monday - Friday. Learn how to draw everything from a bunny to the Titanic. You can even post your child’s artwork online to be part of their conversation. 

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4. Veritasium 

Veritasium logo

Subject: Science
Age Range: Middle & High School

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
8.1m
302
168k
209.4k
318.7k

With a focus on Science, Derek Muller takes his 8m+ audience through weekly videos where he investigates topics around science and the science community. Think physics, space, biology, chemistry and problem solving. He also has the largest Twitter following in the sites we reviewed.  

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5. Numberphile 

Numberphile logo

Subject: Math
Age Range: Middle & High School

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
3.61m
596
1.1k
152.8k
N/A

Join Mathematicians from all over the world as Numberphile provides almost 600 videos explaining and solving numerous math problems and theories. 

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6. PatrickJMT 

Patrick JMT logo

Subject: Math
Age Range: All Ages

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
1.21m
1992
N/A
N/A
N/A

Whether you want to expand your math knowledge, discover more about limits, understand derivatives, or understand concepts in physics, Patrick’s channel is your one stop shop for helpful, walkthrough videos. 

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7. Mathantics 

Mathantics logo

Subject: Math
Age Range: All Ages (Mostly Elementary)

YouTube Subscribers
No. of YouTube Videos
Instagram Followers
Twitter Followers
TikTok Followers
1.93m
81
16
751
N/A

Rounding out the top 10 most popular online learning channels, Rob takes viewers through all topics in math on his Math Antic channel. His online content is broken down into Numeracy & Arithmetic, Fractions & Mixed Numbers, Percentages, Ratios & Proportions, Geometry, Statistics, and Algebra. 

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Spokesperson at Connections Academy comments:

"From studying the bugs in your back garden to trying a new subject, such as Coding or Computer Science, our established list of 40 of the most popular learning accounts is sure to help parents tackle teaching a full curriculum at home."

For more information and resources on virtual learning at Connections Academy, please download our eGuide.

Methodology & Research

All data correct as of 8th February 2021. In regard to online viewing guidelines, co-viewing is recommended on YouTube for children under 13 years of age. Age restrictions apply to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Full data available on request. Image credit goes to each YouTube Channel and YouTube.

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