Educational content is available all over the Internet. As streaming services become more popular, more educational documentaries become available to homeschoolers.
Previously, I’ve shared YouTube channels and documentaries on Netflix that are educational. In this episode of The Wired Homeschool, I share 10 documentaries you can find on Hulu right now that you can use for homeschooling.
The list reflects my leaning towards science and technology (especially, space) but you can find other interesting educational content on Hulu that covers topics like humanities, finances, and history.
A new generation has been inspired to design and build the greatest TELESCOPE yet – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and will be a veritable time machine capable of taking us back to the origins of our universe. Runtime: 43 minutes. Rating: PG. Watch now.
Life After: Chernobyl
Thirty years after the worst nuclear radiation catastrophe in history, 100 times the combined amount of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, two scientists have now been allowed total access to the area surrounding the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Runtime: 42 minutes. Rating: PG. Watch now.
9/11 Fifteen Years Later
CNN Films Presents collaborated with director/producer Gédéon and Jules Naudet and retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon for a new anniversary edition of the film, “9/11.” Now, 15 years on, the filmmakers talk to the surviving members of the firehouse, as well as their family members, about that day, and their lives in the days and years since. This edition of the film includes a poignant introduction by actor and producer Denis Leary. Running time: 103 minutes. Rating: NR. Watch now.
Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow
Directed, produced, and narrated by Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy®-winning Rory Kennedy, the film examines the ways NASA has changed not only our vision of the universe, but also our planet, and ourselves. Running time: 90 minutes. Rating: NR. Watch now
Born in Light: Tesla
Claiming to be in contact with aliens, Nikola Tesla was ultimately prevented from pursuing his greatest inventions by a ruling elite concerned he would derail their systems of mass control. Running time: 61 minutes. Rating: NR. Watch now.
Curiosity: Life of a Mars Rover
A chronicle of the journey of NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most powerful robot ever launched from Earth, from the drawing tables at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory through the rover’s first six years discovering the ancient lakes of Gale Crater. Running time: 47 minutes. Rating: TV-G. Watch now
A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the science of economics. Based on the book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Running time: 93 minutes. Rating: PG-13. Watch now.
How It’s Made
How It’s Made shows viewers how many of the everyday objects we seldom stop to think about become the things they are. Viewers will be amazed to see the process of how many common items are manufactured in high-tech factories around the world. Running time: 22 minutes per episode. Rating: TV-G. Watch now.
In this documentary series, we explore the future of energy in America’s Heartland and how that will shape the future of our climate. Running time: 11-15 minutes. Rating: NR. Watch now.
A black ops cyber-attack launched by the U.S. and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated its pre-determined target only to spread its infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the burgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award® winning filmmaker Alex Gibney. Running time: 114 minutes. Rating: R. Watch now.
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