Sep. 10, 1993
30 min.
PBS TV Network

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Bill Nye: The Science Guy

Comedian/scientist Bill Nye stars as the host of this show designed to get kids interested in the science of everyday, and some not-so- everyday, things. On a full range of subjects, including ecology, biology, chemistry and physics, Nye gives an easy-to-understand, yet informative lesson that both kids and their parents can enjoy.


Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 1 (1993-1994)

1x01 1 1x01 Flight
Things that fly need air. Even though we walk through it, breathe it, and sneeze it, air seems to be a whole bunch of nothing. But air is there, and it's powerful. Balloons inflate ...
Sep. 10, 1993
1x02 1 1x02 Earth's Crust
Don't just go with the flow. Settle down on the crust. Imagine a world without any crust. There would be no pies, just goopy filling, no bread, no hamburger buns, and no you or me. ...
Sep. 17, 1993
1x03 1 1x03 Dinosaurs
We can dish the real dirt about dinosaurs, thanks to fossils - traces of theses astonishing animals. Dinosaurs did not print newspapers. They did not take family snapshots or videos ...
Sep. 24, 1993
1x04 1 1x04 Skin
Learning about skin science is no sweat. It's gigantic. It's gargantuan. It's your skin. It's your body's biggest organ. If you could lay your skin out flat, it would cover about one ...
Oct. 01, 1993
1x05 1 1x05 Bouyancy
A hot-air balloon ride and a trip to the aquarium help Bill Nye explain why things float.
Oct. 08, 1993
1x06 1 1x06 Gravity
Next time you throw a ball in the air, and it doesn't fly off into outer space, thank gravity. Right now, you and everything in the room where you are, is getting pulled down by gravity. ...
Oct. 15, 1993
1x07 1 1x07 Digestion
Take time to digest this show. They say that your food is no more inside you than a pencil is inside a doughnut, when it's poked through the hole. Instead of the food going in you, ...
Oct. 22, 1993
1x08 1 1x08 Phases of Matter
Bill Nye is going through a phase - a phase of matter. Check out the "Phases of Matter" episode to find out about rock-solid solids, liquidy liquids, and gassy gases. It's phase-tastic! ...
Oct. 29, 1993
1x09 1 1x09 Biodiversity
Ecosystems are areas where things live. Ecosystems that are biodiverse are home to a variety of plants and animals. A healthy ecosystem is one with a lot of biodiversity. Imagine if ...
Nov. 05, 1993
1x10 1 1x10 Simple Machines
Learning about science can be hard work, but simple machines can make it easier. Let Bill Nye push and pull you around ramps, levers, screws, and pulleys. Simple machines simply make ...
Nov. 12, 1993
1x11 1 1x11 Moon
Let the moon master Bill Nye teach you the ancient and not-so-ancient secrets of the Moon. Wax on, wax off. The Moon grows bigger (waxes) and smaller (wanes) every 30 days or so. The ...
Nov. 19, 1993
1x12 1 1x12 Sound
Bill Nye is here to make some noise in the "Sound" episode. Your vocal cords do it. Speakers playing rock music do it. Even a school bell does it. They all vibrate; and that's how sound ...
Nov. 26, 1993
1x13 1 1x13 Garbage
A look at two different kinds of garbage - biodegradable and non-biodegradable. Nye emphasizes the importance of recycling and cutting down on the amount of the waste that cannot break ...
Dec. 03, 1993
1x14 1 1x14 Structures
Are you tense? Need some structure to your life? Then tune in to Bill Nye the Science Guy as he explains the science of structures. All structures give support or create a shape. You ...
Dec. 10, 1993
1x15 1 1x15 Earth's Seasons
It doesn't matter if it's spring, summer, winter, or fall - Bill Nye is always in season. Every year, we experience the seasons. Some months have snow and rain, while other months have ...
Dec. 17, 1993
1x16 1 1x16 Light and Color
Without light, we wouldn't be able to see. It would be like living in a room with no windows, doors, or lamps. There's an old saying, "We don't see things; we see light bouncing off ...
Dec. 24, 1993
1x17 1 1x17 Cells
You can't see them, but they're everywhere even inside Bill Nye. This is not science fiction, it's the science of cells. All things that live are made from cells. You can't see them, ...
Jan. 21, 1994
1x18 1 1x18 Electricity
It's time for Bill Nye to shed a little light on electricity. Electricity might seem mysterious, but once you understand the science the light goes on (so to speak). You flip a switch, ...
Jan. 28, 1994
1x19 1 1x19 Outer Space
The show is way out there, way far away. After all, it's in Outer Space. When you look at the night sky on a clear dark night, you can see thousands of stars. There are far more than ...
Feb. 04, 1994
1x20 1 1x20 Eyeball
Look no further ... Bill Nye is on the ball - the eyeball. For their small size, your eyes do an important job. By working with your brain, your eyes can tell the difference between ...
Feb. 11, 1994
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