Category: TED-Ed Lessons

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on World Wildlife Day

Five years ago, the United Nations declared March 3rd as World Wildlife Day in hopes of creating support for both national and global action to protect and celebrate Earth’s rich animal and plant life. Brush up on your wildlife knowledge [...]

Character design 101: How to infuse a drawing with personality

How do you give a drawing of a zebra finch a clear personality? How can you use your personal relationships to infuse a drawing with character? TED-Ed animator Lisa LaBracio, who directed and animated our lesson “How do birds learn [...]

What we know (and don’t know) about cancer

February 4th is #WorldCancerDay. Watch these six TED-Ed Lessons to get more informed about cancerous cells, how they spread and some methods people are using to fight the disease head on. 1. Why is it so hard to cure cancer? [...]

Art + Science: How the work of George Seurat inspired a TED-Ed Animation on emergence

Let’s go behind the scenes of one recent TED-Ed Lesson, How do schools of fish swim in harmony?, which examines the concept of emergence. In this TED-Ed Lesson, the animated style just so happens to have been largely influenced by the pointillist [...]

An animator’s take on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

You can find everything you need to know to read Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein,” in this TED-Ed Lesson. But honestly, we’re just so wowed by the beautiful backgrounds in this lesson that we wanted to share some of the background [...]

The making of TED-Ed’s first 360° animation

Virtual reality is an emerging medium for artists and educators. Painting is an ancient art form; some cave paintings were made up to 40,000 years ago. In TED-Ed’s first 360° animated video, you can examine the intersection of these two [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons about water

Access to clean drinking water is a fundamental human right. But just why is it so important? To learn all about water and how it affects the human body, watch this playlist of original animated videos, curated just for you. [...]