Exploring YouTube’s education channels

YouTube is usually associated with the latest viral video, but now growing numbers of people are turning to the video-sharing website for education instead of entertainment, NBC News reports. Teachers are broadcasting lessons online, everything from biology to foreign languages — and for some, this online “classroom” is more inspiring than the confines of brick and mortar. Below, check out some of the most popular channels on YouTube EDU. YouTube was only five months old when this former teacher first taught viewers how to turn a bottle of Diet Coke and a roll of Mentos into an exploding geyser. Now a full-time YouTube teacher, Steve Spangler makes science fun with “The Spangler Effect.”

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