Smithsonian Channel for iPad is a fantastic free app for anyone that enjoys watching educational videos without having to go to YouTube. With the Smithsonian Channel iPad app installed you can browse and search for full-length educational videos as well as shorter clips produced by Smithsonian.
The free app allows you to create your own thematic channels or collections of educational videos. Going through the process of creating a channel on the Smithsonian Channel iPad app is a great way to discover interesting video. The channel creation interface uses a webbed format. When you drag a topic into your channel, the app creates a visual web of videos related to your chosen topic.
Unfortunately, Smithsonian Channel for iPad is only available in the United States at the moment.