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 2 (1994)

2x01 2 2x01 Magnetism
They're on your refrigerator, they're inside your computer, and you're even standing on one right now. They're magnets, and forget about being repulsed. Bill Nye the Science Guy's "Magnetism" ...
Feb. 18, 1994
2x02 2 2x02 Wind
Some answers, my friend, do in fact, blow in the wind. A cool breeze is great on a hot summer day. A cold winter wind can chill you until you can't stop shivering. Where does all that ...
Feb. 25, 1994
2x03 2 2x03 Blood and Circulation
It's time for a heart-to-heart talk about blood and circulation with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Your blood is your bud. Without blood, your skin would dry up and fall off, your internal ...
Mar. 04, 1994
2x04 2 2x04 Chemical Reactions
Bill is practically exploding with excitement about the "Chemical Reactions" show. Every single thing around you is made of chemicals. Plants, rocks, computers, food, and you are bunches ...
Mar. 11, 1994
2x05 2 2x05 Static Electricity
Bill's all charged up about the "Static Electricity" show. It happens to all of us. You're causally walking along, maybe dragging your feet a little, when you reach out to shake a friend's ...
Mar. 18, 1994
2x06 2 2x06 Food Web
When it comes to eating, all living things depend on other living things. Take a chicken sandwich, for example. The bread came from plants. So did the lettuce and tomatoes. The cheese ...
Mar. 25, 1994
2x07 2 2x07 Light Optics
Don't stay in the dark - Bill Nye will help you absorb the science of light optics. Light is energy that normally moves in a straight line, but often something gets in the way. When ...
Sep. 10, 1994
2x08 2 2x08 Bones and Muscle
In this show, you can Bone up on Muscles. When you clicked on the Nye Labs web site to read this, you used your bones and muscles. Without them, you can't click, surf, or even sigh. ...
Sep. 17, 1994
2x09 2 2x09 Ocean Currents
Surf's up! Get the current information as Bill Nye explains why oceans are salty and explores the ocean currents. Go with the flow of ocean currents with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Most ...
Sep. 24, 1994
2x10 2 2x10 Heat
Things sure are heating up at Nye Labs. Snow cones, flowers, hot dogs, people -- everything is made of molecules. No matter what they're in, solid, liquid, or gas, molecules are always ...
Oct. 01, 1994
2x11 2 2x11 Insects
Bill Nye's not here to bug you - he just wants to tell you about insects. Do you know when you're looking at an insect? All insects have six legs, three body segments, antennae, and ...
Oct. 08, 1994
2x12 2 2x12 Balance
Bill Nye's going to use the force to pull you into the world of balance. A force is a push or a pull. You can feel a force when someone pushes you. You can use a force to pull a door ...
Oct. 15, 1994
2x13 2 2x13 Sun
The Sun is huge. It's bigger than huge. It's so big that 1.3 million Earths would fit inside a hollowed-out Sun. It's really far away, too - about 150 million kilometers (93 million ...
Oct. 22, 1994
2x14 2 2x14 Brain
Bill Nye looks at how the brain controls the body and stores information
Oct. 29, 1994
2x15 2 2x15 Forest
Bill Nye shows students the levels of a forest, which include the canopy, the under story, and the floor. His special guest is Nalini Nadkarni, who has no qualms about going high up ...
Nov. 05, 1994
2x16 2 2x16 Communication
Bill Nye points out the different ways in which humans and animals exchange information. He also talks about the ability of humans to store data in computers, books, and on videota ...
Nov. 12, 1994
2x17 2 2x17 Momentum
The momentum of a moving thing, like you riding your bike, depends on how much mass you and your bike have and how fast you’re speeding down that hill. An elephant on a bike has more ...
Nov. 19, 1994
2x18 2 2x18 Reptiles
Reptile skin is warm to the touch, even though they may be cold-blooded. A reptile's scales are tough even though they're bending about on the soft skin. Other than that, they're ...
Nov. 26, 1994
2x19 2 2x19 Atmosphere
The air that surrounds Earth is called the atmosphere. Compared to the size of the Earth, the atmosphere is very, very thin. It’s made from gases - mainly nitrogen, oxygen, and water ...
Dec. 03, 1994
2x20 2 2x20 Respiration
Bill Nye gets aerobic about the importance of respiration when he jogs, bikes, swims, and scuba dives. Discover how to measure how much air each breath contains, and make a model ...
Dec. 31, 1994
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