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 3 (1995)

3x01 3 3x01 Planets and Moons
Each planet is different. They are all different sizes - Pluto’s the smallest, and Jupiter’s the biggest. They come in a variety of colors - Mars is covered with rust, so it looks ...
Jan. 14, 1995
3x02 3 3x02 Pressure
When you push something, you’re using pressure. Pressure depends on two things - the power of the push and the area that’s being pushed on. A push on a small area makes more pressure ...
Jan. 21, 1995
3x03 3 3x03 Plants
A plant’s recipe for food has only three main ingredients: sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. When plants make their food, they give off what animals need - oxygen. Without oxygen, ...
Jan. 28, 1995
3x04 3 3x04 Rocks and Soil
We live on top of rocks - the Earth’s surface. There are three basic types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - and each type is made a different way. Igneous rocks ...
Feb. 03, 1995
3x05 3 3x05 Energy
Energy can change forms. Your body changes the energy in food into energy you can use to do things. Dams turn the energy in falling water into electrical energy to bring power to your ...
Feb. 10, 1995
3x06 3 3x06 Evolution
All living things have genes, which are like little sets of blueprints. Genes have information about the color of your eyes, the shape of your nose, and whether you hair is straight ...
Feb. 17, 1995
3x07 3 3x07 Water Cycle
About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and almost all of that water has been around since the Earth formed billions and billions of years ago. That means a glass of ...
Mar. 24, 1995
3x08 3 3x08 Friction
Friction is a force that slows moving things down and turns the moving energy into heat energy. When two things rub together, like your bike tires and the road, friction between them ...
Mar. 08, 1995
3x09 3 3x09 Germs
Don’t panic, but germs are all around you. Germs are bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, very small one-celled organisms. Your skin keeps most of these organisms from ever getting ...
Apr. 07, 1995
3x10 3 3x10 Climate
There are lots of different climates all over the world. Deserts are warm and dry. Temperate forests are cold and wet. Tropical rain forests are warm and wet. Animals and plants live ...
Apr. 14, 1995
3x11 3 3x11 Waves
Energy, things like light, heat, and sound, moves in waves. You’ve probably seen waves in the ocean, or ripples when you throw a rock in a pond. Moving energy is not like the wave ...
Apr. 21, 1995
3x12 3 3x12 Ocean Life
There’s an amazing amount of living things in the ocean. There are fish, sharks, flowers, whales, squid, sea plants, sea anemones, sea otters, and all sorts of other things living ...
Apr. 28, 1995
3x13 3 3x13 Mammals
Mammals - They're (sometimes) big, they're hairy, and they're warm-blooded. From human being to moose and from cats to rats, Bill Nye explains what it takes to be in the mammal fam ...
Sep. 08, 1995
3x14 3 3x14 Spinning Things
A lot of things spin - bike wheels, footballs, hard disks in your computer, and even the Earth - they’re all twirling around. Spinning things have inertia, which means they keep spinning ...
Sep. 15, 1995
3x15 3 3x15 Fish
More than 22,000 different species of fish live in the oceans, lakes, and rivers of the world. Fish come in all shapes and sizes. Some eat water plants, some eat other fish. Lampreys ...
Sep. 22, 1995
3x16 3 3x16 Human Transportation
Transportation is all about moving people and their things. You can transport yourself around using your feet, a bike, a car, a train - anything that gets you going from one place to ...
Sep. 29, 1995
3x17 3 3x17 Wetlands
Wetlands are not just home to different animals and plants, but they also control flooding and help keep the Earth’s water clean. Flood waters move more slowly through wetlands because ...
Oct. 06, 1995
3x18 3 3x18 Birds
Scientists believe that birds evolved from reptiles. Birds have backbones, and they lay eggs, but they’ve developed a unique feature that sets them apart from all other animals - ...
Oct. 13, 1995
3x19 3 3x19 Populations
Populations need a couple of basic things to survive - food and a place to live. When two or more populations of living things are crowded into a small area, there is competition for ...
Oct. 20, 1995
3x20 3 3x20 Animal Locomotion
Some animals have wings that let them fly and hover. Other animals have legs, from two to more than 200, to get them walking, galloping, or running. Some animals’ legs are really ...
Oct. 27, 1995
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