Do you homeschool? Do you use educational shows and documentaries for kids in your curriculum? These titles currently streaming on Netflix will get your kids psyched about science, history and more.
We’re on our sixth year of homeschooling our daughters now. We started with Zoë when she was in second grade, and with Kaylee when she was in first grade.
While we do follow a pretty advanced homeschool curriculum with them, we like to mix things up with educational shows and documentaries. Science is one area that I think is left out of school too much these days, so we like to choose science-based shows often.
Do you homeschool? Do you ever use TV shows or movies to supplement your homeschool curriculum?
Here are some great shows streaming right now on Netflix that will get your kids psyched about science.
Educational Shows and Documentaries Kids
This list was last updated on 12/6/2019
1. Brain Child
This show explains the science of our everyday world in ways that kids can understand. Some topics covered include Social Media, Germs, Dreams, Space, Oceans, Motivation, Emotions and More.
2. Brain Games
Zoë introduced me to Brain Games when she was younger. It covers all sorts of experiments, illusions and games to show you how the brain works.
3. Project Mc2
My girls loved this Netflix original when they were younger. It’s all about getting girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
4. Magic School Bus
We love this series for learning about science. It’s really engaging and interactive for kids. Both girls said their teachers would even play it for science lessons. It’s definitely a classic! They also have The Magic School Bus Rides Again!
5. The Who Was Show
This is a great show to watch on Netflix to supplement your homeschool history curriculum. The Who Was Show is a live action comedy sketch that brings historical characters to life.
6. Disney Nature Oceans
Disney always makes such great documentaries that are engaging for kids. Disney Nature Oceans talks about the importance of water in our world, and how the ocean is an important part of our environment.
7. The Universe
Kids who are into astronomy will love The Universe. This documentary series covers educational topics like black holes, the moon, the sun and various planets.
7. PBS and BBC Documentaries
I have found a lot of great science-based documentaries from PBS and BBC streaming on Netflix. Some shows to watch on Netflix include Forces of Nature, Day the Dinosaurs Died, Wild Alaska, Super Nature Wild Flyers, India: Nature’s Wonderland and Monkey Planet.
There are many shows streaming on Netflix that you can use the supplement your homeschool curriculum. I hope you found a new educational show or documentary to watch this week!