5 TED speakers and their TED-Ed Lessons


Many TED Speakers are known for delivering engaging and insightful talks that can broaden your perspective or teach you something you didn’t know. Some of these speakers have also shared their expertise in short, animated TED-Ed Lessons that teach us something a little extra — a more detailed look at a process, a fascinating fact that we didn’t know or a lesson that might be taught in school. Check out this list of some of our favorite TED Speakers’ Talks paired with their TED-ED Lessons to help you learn just a little bit more about each subject area!


In his TED Talk, David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures in a presentation on underwater astonishments.

Dig deeper into these enchanting ocean ecosystems in Gallo’s TED-Ed Lesson on deep ocean mysteries and wonders.


New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly’s TED Talk gives us a peek at her career in drawing wise and funny cartoons.

Really get inside her head in the TED-Ed Lesson “Inside a cartoonist’s world.”


You may know Chris Anderson as TED’s Curator or from the TED Talk in which he explains how web video powers global innovation.

But did you know that he also contributed to one of the first TED-ED lessons? Learn more about the questions Anderson pondered as a child in one of our most popular lessons: “Questions no one knows the answers to.”


Ecologist Deborah Gordon studies ants in every environment. In her TED Talk, she shares her obsession with insects as she educates us on what ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet.

In her TED-Ed Lesson, Gordon takes us on a fast-paced journey “Inside the ant colony”, shedding light on how ants behave as one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom.


TED Fellow and NASA astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz explores habitable planets in the quest for new planetary systems in her TED Talk.

In her TED-Ed Lesson, she thinks more about the universe as she teaches about the visible and invisible light waves that help us understand the world.



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