Bill Nye the Science Guy

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This article is about an educatio nal television program. For the American science educator, see Bill Nye.
Bill Nye the Science Guy staff Bill Nye and Elizabeth Brock receiving Public Service Award from the National Science Board (1999)

Bill Nye the Science Guy is an American live action educational comedy television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998. The half-hour show hosted by William "Bill" Nye. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations. His show, lasted for five seasons, and aired for a total of 100 half-hour episodes. The show is frequently used in schools as an education medium, and it still airs on some PBS stations for this reason.

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  • Science rules!
    • Tagline of host Bill Nye on the show — cited in:
      • Paul Lomartire (October 2, 1993). "'Bill Nye' makes science fun for kids". The Palm Beach Post (Florida): p. 13D. 
      • Tom Walter (October 2, 1993). "2 cool Saturday shows feed kids' curiosity about science". The Commercial Appeal: p. C2. 
  • We're all just a bunch of bones.
    • Episode about bones and muscles — cited in: Susan FitzGerald (September 19, 1994). "Science Guy mixes fun and lessons Bill Nye combines zany humor, music and gags with solid scientific facts". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. F01. 
  • Get a metal spoon - the bigger and shinier the better. A good soup spoon is best. Look at the back side - the side that won't hold any soup. Your nose is a little big, but you look like you. Now, turn it over so that you're looking at the scoop side. You're upside down? To see why this happens, think of lines of light traveling to the spoon and back to your eye. Since the spoon is curbed, the light hits it at an angle. That means it bounces off at an angle, too. The angle is sharp enough to make the top and bottom cross on the reflected light's way back to your eye.
    • Episode: 'Playing with Spoons' — cited in: Susan FitzGerald (September 19, 1994). "Science Guy mixes fun and lessons Bill Nye combines zany humor, music and gags with solid scientific facts". The Philadelphia Inquirer: p. F01. 
NASA announcing visit from Bill Nye the Science Guy to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 1997
  • Anyway, here's the deal. All animals, including you and me, need oxygen to breathe. Animals breathe in oxygen, breathe out carbon dioxide; plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. So even if you're never going to eat my broccoli again, all animals, and that includes you, pal, need plants because we need oxygen to breathe.
    • Episode educating children about the food chain — cited in: Stephen Seplow (April 3, 1995). "TV science fast-paced. Stimulating. Adventurous. Programs from Bill Nye the Science Guy to Beakman's World are opening young viewers' eyes". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Pennsylvania): p. G01. 
  • OK, the suit's pressurized, cooling water's flowing, the breathing air is pumped in. If you think about it, it's a spaceship . . . for ONE!
    • Episode about spaceflight filmed on location at Marshall Space Flight Center, Nye discussing functions of a spacesuit — cited in: Martin Burkey (October 17, 1996). "Bill! Bill! Bill!' the Science Guy taping space program". The Huntsville Times (Alabama): p. A1. 

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