Bill Nye: The Science Guy


Bill Nye: The Science Guy
Comedian/scientist Bill Nye stars as the genial host of this popular, fast-moving show designed to get kids interested in the science of everyday, and some not-so-everyday, things. Covering a wide range of subjects including ecology, biology, chemistry and physics, Nye gives an easy-to-understand, yet informative lesson that both kids and parents can enjoy.

Genre: Children, Family

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  • Watch Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 5

    • Episode 20

      Motion

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Did you know that nothing can move or stop itself? Everything needs a push or pull - a force - to make it move or stop. Sometimes an object might seem to be at rest, even when it is in motion. Confused? It's all relative. Relative motion, that is.

    • Episode 3

      Genes

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Join Bill Nye as he explores the chromosomal world of DNA and visits a veterinarian from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo who helps save endangered animals using gene technology.

  • Watch Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 4

    • Episode 72

      Deserts

      aired: Sat, Sep 27, 2008

      Bill Nye travels to Arizona's stunning Sonoran Desert to explore this unique ecosystem and demonstrate the special ways its native plants and animals flourish.

    • Episode 17

      Inventions

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Not all inventions are carefully planned - some of the most valuable inventions come about by accident! Bill Nye examines the process of inventing.

    • Episode 16

      Heart

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye will check out this important muscular pump's function in the body by pulling nine "Gs" with the United States Navy's Blue Angels and chatting with Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez.

    • Episode 10

      Flowers

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye shows that flowers are more than just pretty faces. They make seeds, play a key role in pollination, and help plants to reproduce.

    • Episode 8

      Probability

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      There is a good chance this will be one of Bill Nye's best episodes! If fact, he'll probably make the complicated concept of probability very simple to understand, while showing how it allows us to predict events.

    • Episode 7

      Pollution Solutions

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye demonstrates the importance of recycling and developing innovative solutions to combat pollution.

    • Episode 4

      Earthquakes

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Find out what makes big pieces of the Earth's crust (the plates) move and what you should have on hand in case of a quake. Bill Nye also visits with scientists who study and measure earthquakes.

  • Watch Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 3

    • Episode 20

      Animal Locomotion

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Check out a millipede who walks by coordinating the movement of its 200 feet, and other creatures who move around without a leg to stand on!

    • Episode 19

      Populations

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      A peep of chickens, a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese, and a crowd of people – they’re all populations! Bill Nye explores how these living groups compete for food, homes, and space.

    • Episode 13

      Mammals

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      They're (sometimes) big, they're hairy, and they're warm-blooded. From human to moose and from cat to rat, Bill Nye explains what it takes to be in the mammal family.

    • Episode 12

      Ocean Life

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye goes underwater to talk about ocean ecosystems and the importance of organisms such as coral, plankton, and kelp.

    • Episode 10

      Climates

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye delivers hot sand from Saudi Arabia and bananas from humid Costa Rica, all to explain how different climates are created and how they affect our planet.

    • Episode 8

      Friction

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye illustrates how various types of transportation utilize friction, from traction in trains and the "roll" of ball bearings in skateboards and automobiles, to the lack of friction in a hovercraft.

    • Episode 6

      Evolution

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Bill Nye compares primordial to present when he dabbles with Darwin and looks at his genes in this evolutionary program.

    • Episode 3

      Plants

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Bill Nye branches out and gets to the root of the matter to explain wild things about plants, such as how they breathe, make food, defend themselves, and move their seeds.

  • Watch Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 2

    • Episode 20

      Respiration

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      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 lung in a nifty home experiment.

    • Episode 19

      Atmosphere

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      There's something in the air in this episode as Bill Nye The Science Guy talks about the atmosphere, its five different levels, and how it protects the Earth. Bill also soars into the heavy topic of atmospheric air pressure and radio waves.

    • Episode 13

      The Sun

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Bill Nye sheds light on solar flares, eclipses, sunspots, fusion, and solar energy, and visits an enormous solar energy farm outside Sacramento, California, to demonstrate how the sun is the source of energy for all living things on Earth.

    • Episode 6

      Food Web

      aired: Sat, Mar 6, 2010

      Watch Bill Nye become tangled in a complex food web in his quest to demonstrate that all living things depend on other living things to survive.

  • Watch Bill Nye: The Science Guy Season 1

    • Episode 23

      Chemical Reactions

      aired: Sat, Sep 27, 2008

      Have a blast watching the explosive examples Bill Nye uses to explain how everything is made of chemicals.

    • Episode 21

      Magnetism

      aired: Sat, Sep 27, 2008

      Bill Nye shows all kinds of unexpected places where magnets can be found. In fact, the Earth itself is a huge magnet! Find out how to make a compass and why opposites attract.

    • Episode 7

      Digestion

      aired: Sat, Oct 25, 2008

      Bill Nye explains to viewers how the body's digestive system is like a fine-tuned machine that turns food into energy.

    • Episode 6

      Gravity

      aired: Sat, Sep 27, 2008

      Have you ever wondered what holds the ocean on the Earth? Or what makes the Earth round? Host Bill Nye provides the explanations for these and other questions about the Earth's gravity.

    • Episode 2

      Earth's Crust

      aired: Fri, Sep 12, 2008

      This episode finds Bill Nye going to the depths of the Earth (literally) to explain how the Earth's surface and its inner mantle differ.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 15

      Bill Nye the Science Guy: Light Optics

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      You won't believe you eyes when Bill Nye reflects, refracts, bends, bounces, absorbs, and pulls light waves to show how things can be seen in different ways.

    • Episode 11

      Bill Nye the Science Guy: Do-It-Yourself Science

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      Get a lesson in "Do-It-Yourself Science" from Bill Nye himself and learn how you too, can conduct scientific experiments.

    • Episode 8

      Bill Nye the Science Guy: The Planets

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Bill Nye goes planet-gazing and takes a serious look at Jupiter's features, Earth's elliptical orbit, and the distances between planets. Cool home demo shows how to make Mars soil.

    • Episode 6

      Bill Nye the Science Guy: Storms

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      It's easy to see why some people hate storms. They're big, loud, and often accompanied by rain. But without storms to distribute heat, the tropical regions of the Earth would be too hot to inhabit - and the sub polar regions too cold.

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