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The Best Episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy

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There are so many educational episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy, that teach you about the science behind everyday objects and activities, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Phases of Matter" the best, or is "Skin" your favorite episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy are, let's rank every Bill Nye the Science Guy episode from best to worst.

Bill Nye the Science Guy is a live action science program. It included 100 episodes across five seasons. Bill Nye the Science Guy premiered on PBS on January 5, 1995. The show won 19 Emmy Awards during its run.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be hard to put one Bill Nye the Science Guy episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1

    Flight

    Video: YouTube
    Things that fly need air. Even though we walk through it, breathe it, and sneeze it, air seems to be a whole bunch of nothing. But air is there, and it's powerful. Balloons inflate because air presses on the insides and outsides of the balloon. Air pressure in tires supports the weight of bikes, buses, trucks, cars, and planes. But air doesn't need to be inside something to exert pressure. Air that moves around pushes, too. What do birds, planes, kites, Frisbees, and helicopters have in common? They fly because moving air creates lift, or a push up. Airplane wings are shaped to push air down. The momentum of the air going down pushes wings up. Air above the wing gets going...
    • Original Airing: Sep 10 1993
    • Season: Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Series: Bill Nye the Science Guy
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    Earth's Crust

    Video: YouTube
    Don't just go with the flow. Settle down on the crust. Imagine a world without any crust. There would be no pies, just goopy filling, no bread, no hamburger buns, and no you or me. That's right. You, and every living thing we know of, live on or in the Earth's crust. And, living things need the Earth's crust to survive. Let's look at the science of the surface. By carefully studying the Earth's surface, scientists have discovered that the Earth is made up of gigantic layers. At the center of the Earth, there is a core – a big ball of solid metal mostly iron. The core is surrounded by a layer of liquid iron and other minerals. We usually just call it the outer core. The next...
    • Original Airing: Sep 17 1993
    • Season: Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Series: Bill Nye the Science Guy
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    Dinosaurs

    Video: YouTube
    We can dish the real dirt about dinosaurs, thanks to fossils - traces of theses astonishing animals. Dinosaurs did not print newspapers. They did not take family snapshots or videos 65 million years ago. The only proof scientists have of dinosaurs is their fossils, especially bones. They would never have survived billions of years waiting for some human to trip over them. Luckily for paleontologists (scientists who study the past), now and then dinosaurs died, and their bones were covered by mud, or sand. As the bones sat protected from weather, they absorbed minerals from the soil around them. The minerals chemically worked their way into the bones. Millions of years later, we...
    • Original Airing: Sep 24 1993
    • Season: Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Bill Nye the Science Guy
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    Skin

    Video: YouTube
    Learning about skin science is no sweat. It's gigantic. It's gargantuan. It's your skin. It's your body's biggest organ. If you could lay your skin out flat, it would cover about one and a half square meters. Your skin stops you from drying out, protects you from the weather, and keeps bacteria and viruses from getting inside your body. Your skin is also your personal air conditioner and heater all in one. Sweating cools you off. When you're hot, glands in your skin push a mixture of water and other chemicals onto the surface of your skin. When the water evaporates, it takes some of the heat with it, and you're cooler. When you're too cold, your skin muscles start twitching....
    • Original Airing: Oct 01 1993
    • Season: Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Series: Bill Nye the Science Guy
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