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 5 (1997-1998)

5x01 5 5x01 Forensics
Forensic scientists try to find out the who, what, when, where, and why of events in the past - crimes. Most forensic scientists work in police labs. They collect evidence from the ...
Sep. 19, 1997
5x02 5 5x02 Space Exploration
Space is hard to explore, because it’s really, really big. Most things in space are so far away that people build special equipment just to see them. We use telescopes to magnify ...
Sep. 26, 1997
5x03 5 5x03 Genes
The color of your eyes, the shape of your nose, and the straightness (or curliness) of your hair depend on your genes. Not jeans the pants, but genes, the long strands of chemicals ...
Oct. 17, 1997
5x04 5 5x04 Architecture
Towers, teepees, castles, and condominiums - some kind of planning goes into all buildings, no matter how big or small. Architects are people who design buildings, and the areas around ...
Oct. 24, 1997
5x05 5 5x05 Farming
Before food gets into your kitchen, before it even gets to the store, it’s on a farm. Almost everything we eat is grown on a farm, an area of land used to raise animals and plants. ...
Oct. 31, 1997
5x06 5 5x06 Life Cycle
My, how you’ve grown! The popular exclamation from your Auntie may be no great revelation, but growing bigger is a part of life. In fact, it’s part of the whole cycle, or pattern, ...
Nov. 14, 1997
5x07 5 5x07 Do-It-Yourself Science
Do-it-yourself science involves a question, observations, a hypothesis, and experimentation. You have probably come up with questions after you noticed something unusual. For instance, ...
Nov. 21, 1997
5x08 5 5x08 Atoms and Molecules
Atoms are really small. They are so small that you can’t see them with just your eye. It takes as many as 10 million of them side-by-side to measure a single millimeter. In fact, ...
Nov. 28, 1997
5x09 5 5x09 Ocean Exploration
Ocean exploration is a tricky, risky business since humans can’t naturally survive under the ocean. Ocean explorers are constantly inventing new tools to help them dive deep into ...
Dec. 05, 1997
5x10 5 5x10 Lakes and Ponds
What do you get when you have a big hole in the ground and some water? Lakes and ponds. All lakes and ponds have one thing in common - they happen when a basin, or hole, forms, and ...
Feb. 21, 1998
5x11 5 5x11 Smell
How do noses work? Objects give off tiny amounts of tiny molecules into the air. When just a few of these molecules get up your nose, they dissolve in the mucus up there. Some molecules ...
Feb. 28, 1998
5x12 5 5x12 Caves
Caves come in all different shapes and sizes depending on how they were formed. Spelunkers (people who explore caves) have plenty of descriptive names for caves and the natural rocky ...
Apr. 25, 1998
5x13 5 5x13 Fluids
Fluids are cool; they ooze and swoosh. Whatever container you put a fluid in, that fluid will take the same shape. Milk poured into a pitcher forms to the shape of the pitcher. If you ...
May. 02, 1998
5x14 5 5x14 Erosion
Dirt, sand, and rock from the Earth’s surface gets blown, sliced, torn, swallowed and distributed all over the world. What was yesterday’s hill is tomorrow’s flat plain. The planet ...
May. 09, 1998
5x15 5 5x15 Comets and Meteors
Outer space is full of stuff. We’re not just talking about planets and moons. There are some bits and pieces, too small to be noticed most of the time that float around and occasionally ...
May. 16, 1998
5x16 5 5x16 Storms
Storms are big, loud, and often accompanied by rain, snow, sleet, or hail. Where do these wild, dangerous, and necessary tornadoes, hurricanes, and thunderstorms come from? Storms happen ...
May. 23, 1998
5x17 5 5x17 Measurement
Did you know that the Concorde moves 300,000 times faster than a land snail? Or that a giant redwood can be as tall as a 35-story apartment building? The only reason we can make these ...
May. 30, 1998
5x18 5 5x18 Patterns
Every time you look at something, hear something, touch something, smell something, or taste something, your brain collects a little information about the world around you. You may ...
Jun. 06, 1998
5x19 5 5x19 Science of Music
Music is the art and science of expressing ideas and feelings through sound. A sad song can say more about how someone feels than most words, and a familiar song can make crowds clap ...
Jun. 13, 1998
5x20 5 5x20 Motion
Things can appear to be moving, when they really aren’t. Sometimes an object might seem to be at rest, even when it is in motion. It’s all relative. Relative motion, that is. How ...
Jun. 20, 1998
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