Parents' Guide to

Bill Nye the Science Guy

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fantastically fun classic is perfect formula for learning.

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age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

out dated information

most of the science done when i was a kid was rewritten or updated so you would have to look up what parts are needed to be updated or changed and remove them from view or they will not get the correct information example episode 2 crust . he states the core of the earth is solid . the truth is the core is liquid and dense and produces the magnetic field that protects the earth . not that bad so keep in mind older science shows are not up to date with the current science knowledge
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (19 ):

It's no wonder that this '90s series has retained its immense popularity, given the appeal of its comical, camera-friendly host and his knack for condensing even the most complex scientific matters into 25 minutes of fascinating content. Nye is like the cool teacher middle school students hope turns up on their schedules because learning from him rarely feels like learning at all, which is why these videos often pull substitute duty in science classrooms.

The fact that each episode tackles only one topic means there's ample time to explore it from many angles. Nye and his cast of young scientists use experiments and visual aids -- many of which could be replicated at home -- to illustrate the concepts at hand, and field experts cover the topics as they relate to their specific jobs. Kids and adults will learn a lot, but it's never a laborious process, thanks to Nye's humor and the show's clipped pace. Another bonus? Because the episodes focus on one topic at a time, it's easy to find one that will pique your kids' interest. At the same time, Bill Nye the Science Guy is so entertaining it could easily be used to introduce entirely new concepts in a fun way.

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