Watch Free Educational Movies Online: The Top 20 Websites

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Whether you're an educator looking for great multimedia to explain a new concept, a parent supplementing your child's education, or just an aspiring autodidact seeking knowledge, this list of twenty resources for educational movies will help you find what you're looking for. From science to humanities, you'll be able to find something here.

  • National Geographic Video: Many video shorts of Natl. Geographic programs can be found here.
  • University Videos: A list of over 25 universities that offer free video lectures to the public.
  • PBS Nova: Watch entire NOVA episodes online; divided into chapters.
  • Prelinger Archives: Over 4000 movies of historical significance.
  • Edutopia: From George Lucas; a great collection of highly eclectic educational resources.
  • Free Science Videos: General science as well as computer science videos can be found here.
  • How To Videos: eHow's collection of how-to videos; anything from home to technology how-to's.
  • SuTree: Educational and how-to videos on subjects ranging from arts and crafts to automobiles.
  • The Ten Best Places to Find How-To Videos: Mashable's list of the top ten places to find how-to videos; not all of these are necessarily educational, but definitely interesting.
  • ScienceHack: A science video specific search engine.
  • Online Lectures: Huge list of online lectures; over 15,000 results at the time of this writing.
  • Annenberg Media: Most videos here are available for free viewing online; just look for the free view icon (it looks like a little TV).

You can also always use these free resources to find educational videos in any subject you might be interested in:

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