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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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