Type
Documentary
Premiered
Sep. 10, 1993
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
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 4 (1995-1996)

4x01 4 4x01 Rivers and Streams
Water is massive; rivers are powerful. As rivers flow downhill, they wear away rock and soil to form canyons or winding curves in the land, called meanders. Sometimes rivers fill and ...
Nov. 03, 1995
4x02 4 4x02 Nutrition
All food, whether it’s protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, or minerals, is made of chemicals. When your body gets a hold of these chemicals, it recombines them and makes energy. ...
Nov. 10, 1995
4x03 4 4x03 Marine Mammals
Whales, dolphins, otters, walruses, and orcas are just like us, they’re mammals. Well, they’re not just like us. They live in the ocean. They breathe air, have hair, nurse their ...
Nov. 17, 1995
4x04 4 4x04 Earthquakes
Earthquakes happen when pieces of land in the Earth’s crust scrape together. The crust of the Earth is made of big slabs of land called plates that are constantly moving just a little ...
Nov. 24, 1995
4x05 4 4x05 NTV Top 11 Video Countdown
Join Bill Nye as he counts down the hits from the Soundtracks of Science. Along with the music, Bill does a few new experiments on the lab bench. You’ll see the grunge band Nyevana’s ...
Dec. 01, 1995
4x06 4 4x06 Spiders
Be sure to get this straight: spiders are not insects, they’re arachnids. Spiders have eight legs, and insects have only six. Spiders have two body parts, a head and an abdomen, while ...
Jan. 05, 1996
4x07 4 4x07 Pollution Sollutions
Dirty water, land, and air are a result of pollution. People are the only animals on Earth that make pollution. Garbage, burning fuel, chemicals, sewage, oil, and pesticides are all ...
Jan. 12, 1996
4x08 4 4x08 Probability
Probability is a way to measure how likely it is that something will happen. Probabilities are predictions. They’re often just very careful guesses. When a scientist wants to calculate ...
Jan. 19, 1996
4x09 4 4x09 Pseudoscience
People once thought that world was flat or nearly flat. It was considered a bit crazy to think of it as a big ball. But it is. You can prove it. One of the big ideas in science is that ...
Jan. 26, 1996
4x10 4 4x10 Flowers
Flowers are an important part of many plants. Plants use flowers to make other plants - to reproduce. Flowers have special parts, called stamens and pistils. When pollen from the stamen ...
Jan. 27, 1996
4x11 4 4x11 Archaeology
Archaeologists are kind of like detectives. They’re scientists who snoop through old or ancient people’s things to find out what life was like thousands of years ago. Archaeologists ...
Jan. 28, 1996
4x12 4 4x12 Deserts
About 20% of the Earth is a desert. Deserts are places that get very little precipitation (rain or snow) each year, and that makes them extremely dry. Deserts cover big areas of land. ...
Jan. 29, 1996
4x13 4 4x13 Amphibians
Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians (worm-like animals that have backbones) are all amphibians, animals that spend part of their lives in water and part on land. Amphibians ...
Jan. 30, 1996
4x14 4 4x14 Volcanoes
Volcanoes are mountains made from molten rock. The Earth’s crust is divided into big slabs, called plates, which are slowly moving all the time. The plates are floating on the Earth’s ...
Jan. 31, 1996
4x15 4 4x15 Invertebrates
Worms, squid, clams, and flies are spineless creatures. They’re not afraid, they’re invertebrates - animals that don’t have backbones. Invertebrates are everywhere. You can find ...
Feb. 07, 1996
4x16 4 4x16 Heart
Your heart pumps your blood around your body, all hours, every day of the week, to keep you alive. Your heart is about the size of your fist, and it’s made of special muscle called ...
Feb. 14, 1996
4x17 4 4x17 Inventing
Almost everything around you, from paper clips to computers, was thought of, designed, and built by humans. An invention can be a totally new idea, or an improved variation on something ...
Feb. 21, 1996
4x18 4 4x18 Computers
Computers are used throughout the world all the time. Computers are in cars, calculators, televisions - you’re even using one right now. Humans use computers to take information - ...
Apr. 25, 1996
4x19 4 4x19 Fossils
Most dead animals and plants break up, get decomposed, and become part of the soil, but some turn into fossils. A fossil forms when a plant or animal dies, and gets buried. If conditions ...
Sep. 05, 1996
4x20 4 4x20 Time
Time affects every living thing on Earth. Trees shed their leaves. Some animals only come out at night. There are even insects that only emerge every 17 years. Days, hours, minutes, ...
Sep. 12, 1996
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