TEDTalks: For Kids

Many think of TEDtalks as a show for adults but there is a children's version of this informative and educational television series. Covering everything from topics about dance, sea creatures, magic with math, poetry, medical breakthroughs, and more, these 2014 shows will amaze and astound both young and older viewers everywhere. Host Beau Lotto takes teens through so many intriguing subjects and features some extraordinary young people with true talent and skill. This show can be a true inspiration to tweens and teens everywhere to help them believe in their abilities and really become something amazing.

1 Season, 12 Episodes
November 19, 2017
Documentary & Biography, Science & Technology
TEDTalks: For Kids

TEDTalks: For Kids Full Episode Guide

  • An MIT grad student demonstrates future-toys that can do math, play music and talk to their friends, too.

  • Using animation, projections and shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery.

  • Rives tells a typographical fairy tale that's short and bittersweet.

  • An artist demonstrates lifelike kinetic sculptures built from plastic tubes. His creatures are designed to move on their own.

  • Deborah Gordon digs up ant colonies in the Arizona desert in search of keys to understanding their complex systems.

  • Kenichi Ebina moves his body in a manner that appears to defy the limits imposed by the human skeleton.

  • This whimsical wrap-up of TED2006 -- presented by Einstein the parrot, and her trainer -- simply tickles.

  • Pleo the robot dinosaur acts like a living pet. Inventor Caleb Chung talks about Pleo and his wild toy career.

  • Using sleight-of-hand techniques and charming storytelling, an illusionist brings a jaunty stick figure to life onstage.

  • Two puppeteers build to the story of their life-like War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.

  • The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers electrify the stage with global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet.

  • A "mathemagician" races a team of calculators to figure out three-digit squares and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it?

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