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Bill Nye The Science Guy

Website: http://dep.disney.go.com/
Next Airing: Tue, Jul 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV

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With 28 Emmys and a slew of other awards, Disney's resident way-cool scientist knows how to get kids fired up about science. Whether you're teaching earth science to elementary students, or getting high schoolers engaged in a complex discussion about genetics, Bill Nye the Science Guy's enthusiasm for all things science is contagious!

Episodes:

  • Pseudoscience

    Extraodinary claims require extraordinary proof. Bill Nye demonstrates the difference between real science and pseudoscience. Science is the process of testing claims. Any claim that can't be tested is based in pseudoscience. What's considered a pseudoscience? Things like magic, the use of pyschic, tails of big foot and UFO's--none of these can be scientifically tested.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:42
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Flowers

    This episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill teaches a lesson about flowers. We learn how they pollinate and how their existence benefits humans. This week's music video is "So Many Flowers."

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 8th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:10
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Archaeology

    Archeology is the study of humans and how they lived. Bill Nye investigates the principles and methods of this science. Fossils and other artifacts are analyzed using cardon dating to determine their age. Native American drawings are also featured.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 9th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:03
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Deserts

    One fifth of the earth's land is desert. Deserts receive very little rain or snow fall so they're always dry. Bill Nye investigates the deserts and rainforests of the planet and how the creatures that live in them adapt to these environments. This episode's music video "Always Dry".

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 10th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:05
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Amphibians

    In this episode, Bill Nye investigages Amphibians which are neither fish nor reptiles. Derived from the Greek words meaning "living in two worlds", Amphibians have the ability to exist both on land and in water. They can also breath oxygen through their skin. Some amphibians, like frogs, experience a metamorphosis or "change in form". Bill explores the life cycle of amphibians from their early stages of life in water through their metamorphosis into land dwelling creatures. This episode's music video is "The Amphidelic Mothership Metamorphosis".

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:59
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Fossils

    Bill Nye tracks down dinosaur footprints with paleontologist Grace Irby and travels to the La Brea Tar Pits to see what's underneath all that tar.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:38
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Time

    The sun and moon both affect time. Bill Nye the Science Guy helps us understand the elements of time and how it's measured. This episode's music video is "Time Time Time Time Time..."

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 15th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:42
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Forensics

    Learn how detectives reconstruct events from the past using bloodhounds, fingerprints, and DNA.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:30
    Usage rights: 2/19/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Space Exploration

    Join Bill Nye as he explores the final frontier and shows the tools humans invent to explore space. Meet Dr. Linda Horn, a NASA scientist who helped develop the Cassini spacecraft. Destination: Saturn! Way cool!

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:26
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Genes

    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:08
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Architecture

    Bill Nye uses the Dollhouse Of Science to demonstrate how architects design buildings. Then he travels to Japan to learn how pagodas are built to withstand earthquakes.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Farming

    Bill Nye discovers why farmers really dig their soil. Agriculture has always played an important part in our society, and Bill gets the dirt on this industry.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:20:57
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Volcanoes

    Bill Nye takes a look at the hot-hot-hot world of volcanoes: what they are, how they're formed, and the different types that exist.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:55
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Invertebrates

    You may not believe it, but these spineless wonders far outnumber those of us animals with backbones. Bill Nye shares the unique characteristics of invertebrates and explains why we are dependent on them.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:20:40
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Heart

    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.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jul 27th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:12
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Inventions

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

    Next Airing: Tue, Jul 28th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:01
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Life Cycles

    Did you know all living things grow, reproduce, and die in cycles? Bill Nye explains life cycles and shows us why many different living things have similar life cycles.

    Next Airing: Wed, Jul 29th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:24
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Do-It-Yourself Science

    Science is part of our daily lives. This week Bill Nye demonstrates some complex scientific principles using some simple home experiments.

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 30th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:57
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Atoms

    Atomos are the smallest particle known to man. Bill Nye shows us how atoms make up molecules and moleculs form matter.

    Next Airing: Fri, Jul 31st, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:23
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Ocean Exploration

    Is space really the final frontier? Bill Nye says no. The ocean makes up two thirds of the world's surface and remains largely unexplored. This episode boldly takes us were few have gone before--to the bottom of the ocean.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:54
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Lakes and Ponds

    Bodies of water surrounded by land on all sides are called lakes if they're large and ponds if they're small. Where does all that water come from? Bill Nye ponders this and many other freshwater questions in this exciting program.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 4th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:02
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Smell

    Bill Nye studies the mechanics of smell. Aroma/odor molecules travel into the nose and dissolve in the mucus of the nose. Those same molecules are then picked up by the epihelial olfactory nerve cells. A signal is sent to the olfactory nerve where the smell is recognized by the brain. This week's video is "Come on Use Your Brain (Smell This)"

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:39
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Caves

    Bill Nye explores the world of caves. Stalactites, stalagmites and a host of creepy creatures make their homes in these naturally occurring hollow spaces. Caves form where ever material-- rock or ice--gets carried away from an underground space stiff enough to support a roof. There are caves under ice, caves under water, and caves under ground. Caves can exist almost anywhere. This episode's music video is "Cave Thing".

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:21
    Usage rights: 12/15/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Comets and Meteors

    More than just high-speed space chunks, comets and meteors carry important information about the history of our universe.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 7th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:49
    Usage rights: 11/16/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Fluids

    Bill Nye flies in a balloon to get a bird's-eye-view of hot air rising and swims around a boat propeller to show viewers how flowing fluids keep the world moving.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 10th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:44
    Usage rights: 11/16/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Storms

    Bill Nye looks at extreme weather, taking viewers into the eye of a hurricane, the heart of a raging blizzard and the middle of a thunderstorm to show what happens when the weather goes wild.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 11th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:11
    Usage rights: 11/16/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Erosion

    The planet looks a lot different than it did when it formed four-and-a-half billion years ago. The forces of erosion will always be at work giving Earth a facelift.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:03
    Usage rights: 11/16/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Science of Music

    The music we listen to today is the result of years of experimentation with sounds. Each musical note and every tone of each instrument is, in fact, a unique sound wave. Getting the exact sound waves in the pattern you want - now that's way cool science!

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:06
    Usage rights: 11/16/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Measurement

    Without measurement, people wouldn't know when the next bus was leaving, what shoe size they need or how hot the oven needs to be to bake a cake. The Science Guy examines different kinds of measurement, from figuring out the size of an atom to estimating the size of the planet.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:41
    Usage rights: Expires 3/1/2017
  • Patterns

    Bill Nye demonstrates how scientists rely on patterns to make comparisons - how a spiral can describe a galaxy, a piece of DNA or a nautilus shell. From tree rings to tropical storms, constellations to fractals, scientists use patterns to understand the universe.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 17th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:53
    Usage rights: Expires 3/1/2017
  • Motion

    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.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:07
    Usage rights: 3/1/1999 to 3/1/2017
  • Light and Color

    Bill Nye goes somewhere over the rainbow for an enlightening show as he reflects upon light and color.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 19th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:28
    Usage rights: 10/6/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Electrical Current

    In this episode, Bill Nye explained how birds, kites, and airplanes fly, and talked about lift, air pressure, dynamic pressure, and Bernoulli's Principle.

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:01
    Usage rights: 10/6/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Flight

    In this episode, Bill Nye explained how birds, kites, and airplanes fly, and talked about lift, air pressure, dynamic pressure, and Bernoulli's Principle.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 21st, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:02
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Dinosaurs

    Television host Robin Leach and actor John Ratzenberger made guest appearances in this episode to help Bill Nye explain dinosaurs: when theylived; how they are studied; and how and when they died.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 24th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:19:41
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Digestion

    In this episode, Bill Nye explained how the body digests food, using an engine, a donut, and many tubes.

    Next Airing: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:56
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Structures

    From the Bungee Zone in British Columbia to New York Harbor's Verrazano Narrows Bridge (one of the longest suspension bridges in the world), our daredevil host, Bill Nye, goes to any length to prove the structural principles of tension and compression.

    Next Airing: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:44
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Simple Machines

    In Simple Machines, Bill Nye careens around on a roller coaster, furiously pedals his bike on the Tour Du Science, and parodies the Jackson 5's A-B-C 1-2-3 with ABCs Of Machinery to show that simple machines doing complicated things can be found anywhere.

    Next Airing: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:22:48
    Usage rights: 10/7/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Outer Space

    Bill Nye talks about outer space - planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Bill visits the Mount Wilson Observatory in California to help illustrate how long it takes light to travel through the galaxy.

    Next Airing: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:43
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Cells

    Bill Nye CELLebrates the basic unit that makes up all living organisms - the cell. This excellent program zooms in on DNA and creatures like amoebas and paramecia.

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 31st, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:04
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • The Moon

    In this episode, Bill Nye discussed the moon: what it is, where it came from, and how it affects the earth.

    Next Airing: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:21:48
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Earth's Crust

    In this episode, Bill Nye explained principles of geology by talking to miners, geologists, glass blowers, and others.

    Next Airing: Wed, Sep 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:04
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Phases of Matter

    This episode focuses on the three phases of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. As examples, host Bill Nye looks at fried ice, a cola bottling facility, and molten metal.

    Next Airing: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:23:09
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Magnetism

    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.

    Next Airing: Fri, Sep 4th, 2015 at 3:01 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:20:55
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Animal Locomotion

    Did you know that fish swim by moving their tales from side to side and whales swim by moving their tales up and down? Whether they fly, slither, hop or crawl, Bill Nye will explain how creatures great and small get around. Then, Bjorn Turun turns up the volume with "Loco Motion. "

    Length: 00:23:10
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Birds

    Bill Nye shows us how these feathered friends stay airborne, where they live, and what they eat.

    Length: 00:23:03
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Climates

    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.

    Length: 00:23:07
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Earthquakes

    Bill Nye the Science Guy explains how and why earthquakes happen and how the Earth's surface is changed by these amazing occurrences. Then, Bill Nye shows how to make an earthquake happen.

    Length: 00:23:08
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Energy

    See how to conduct home experiments that will transform potential energy into kinetic energy, and use falling water to make energy.

    Length: 00:23:01
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Evolution

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

    Length: 00:23:04
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Fish

    Take a dive underwater with Bill Nye The Science Guy when he studies "Fish." Explore the depths with these slimy creatures and discover how they breathe, grow and survive in the wet. This week's music video is a parody of Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" featuring Swam and Dive's "Sole Man."

    Length: 00:21:29
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Friction

    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.

    Length: 00:23:04
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Germs

    This series uses innovative and unusual ways to express scientific ideas in an interesting manner. From parodies of television shows and MTV videos to try-this-at-home experiments, it aims to make science fun. In this episode, Bill Nye discusses how germs and viruses are all around us, and infect our bodies. He discusses how antibodies work, what HIV is, and how one can contract the virus.

    Length: 00:22:05
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Human Transportation

    Transportation is on the move! Whether it floats, rolls or flies! Findout how humans move around for food, shelter and to meet other humans in this week's episode, "Human Transportation." The music video, "The Move Groove," parodies Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage."

    Length: 00:21:43
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Mammals

    They're (sometimes) big, they're hairy and they're warm blooded. From man to moose, from cats to rats, Bill Nye The Science Guy explains what it takes to be in the mammal family. This week's music video rocks "Jennifer's A Mammal."

    Length: 00:23:02
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Marine Mammals

    Marine mammals may look like big fish, but Bill Nye explains how they're more like humans. Listen closely to hear marine mammals communicate underwater and find out how our relatives at sea have found ways to live in oceans all around the world.

    Length: 00:23:08
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Nutrition

    How many calories are in a banana? Are we really what we eat? Bill Nye explains why food is our fuel and fiber is our friend. Rock on in today's music video "Good Nutrition" by Knute Trishan.

    Length: 00:23:05
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Ocean Life

    This show uses innovative and unusual ways to express scientific ideas in an interesting manner. From parodies of television shows and MTV videos to try-this-at-home experiments, it aims to make science fun. In this episode, Bill Nye discusses ocean life, including plankton, sea life, and oceanic food chains and ecosystems.

    Length: 00:23:05
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Plants

    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.

    Length: 00:23:11
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Pollution Solutions

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

    Length: 00:23:01
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Populations

    Whether a gaggle of geese, a colony of ants, or a beaker of bacteria, Bill Nye can explain the population growth of just about any living organism around us. Tune in to see Shirrell Crow sing of populations competing to survive in the music video, "All We Need to Do."

    Length: 00:23:44
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Pressure

    Bill Nye visits Hoover Dam and takes to jack hammering concrete blocks to explore different types of pressure, while special equipment enables him to scuba dive and explain the effects of pressure underwater. 2005 Teacher's Choice Award, Learning Magazine.

    Length: 00:21:46
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Probability

    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.

    Length: 00:21:56
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Rivers & Streams

    Splash down a rapid river with Bill Nye the Science Guy and explore how ecosystems work and why they are important to our environment. From waterfalls and dams, to the depths of the Grand Canyon, this is one wet and wild ride. This week's music video showcases the Talking Headwaters singing "Take Me to the River."

    Length: 00:22:13
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Rocks & Soil

    You won't take it for granite when Bill Nye unearths the solid facts on volcanoes, landslides, tectonic plates, rivers, and weather, and their varied effects on the creation of rocks and soil.

    Length: 00:23:14
    Usage rights: 10/7/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Spiders

    Creepy, crawly spiders are they friend or foe? Bill Nye takes us into the world of the arachnid to show us they're not insects at all but predators. Spiders are reasonsible for controlling the world's insect population making the spider's existance a benefit to humans.

    Length: 00:21:20
    Usage rights: 12/12/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Spinning Things

    Bill Nye The Science Guy tells us what the Earth, a big storm and a rolling ball have in common. They're all "Spinning Things!" Out of Control! Discover why some things spin and others don't. Music video "Spin Around" is a parody of "Jump Around" by House of Pain.

    Length: 00:21:48
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017
  • Water Cycle

    Using a whimsical model made of a tiny staircase, wind-up penguins, and a bicycle tire, Bill Nye demonstrates the phases of the water cycle: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection.

    Length: 00:21:41
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Waves

    Bill Nye explores sound waves, light waves, seismic waves, energy waves, and even the wave that's so popular with stadium crowds.

    Length: 00:21:45
    Usage rights: 10/5/1998 to 3/1/2017
  • Wetlands

    Bill Nye sloshes across American wetlands and shows us how swamps, bogs, and marshes help control floods, naturally filter water, and provide good homes to lots of living things, especially wildlife.

    Length: 00:23:10
    Usage rights: 11/26/1997 to 3/1/2017

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