Bill Nye The Science Guy on Blood and Circulation
5th - 8th
Did you know that high-speed aviators need to wear a special g-suit in order to keep blood flowing to their brains when experiencing intense acceleration forces? Bill Nye takes a flight in such a situation. After his trip, two facts about the circulatory system are flashed on the screen. That is all there is to this short clip, but it's enough to get the blood pumping in your life science class!
- Life Science
Bill Nye Static Electricity
In this static electricity worksheet, students watch a 'Bill Nye' science video about static electricity. Students then answer the 16 questions as they watch the video.
“Bill Nye: Genes” Video Worksheet
In this "Bill Nye - Genes" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 35 fill in the blank and short answer questions regarding information from the documentary pertaining to genes.
Phases of Matter
In this Bill Nye packet, 5th graders focus on the phases of matter. Students complete a chart of what is already known and what has been learned as well as 6 short answer, 7 true/false, and 3 multiplie choice questions about the topic explored.
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Why Bill Nye, and Others Like Him, are Rockstars
How does Bill Nye maintain rockstar status nearly two decades past when he first appeared on PBS?
Barge Building: What Floats Your Boat?
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Buoyancy: Integrating Science and Literature
Integrate science and literature by testing -- with scientific method -- the veracity of the floating peach described in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. Clips from a Bill Nye: The Science Guy episode about buoyancy frontload vocabulary for your young scholars prior to an experiment about what will sink and what will float. Education at its most engaging and relevant.
Newton's Three Laws of Motion
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Introduction to the Circulatory System
Fifth graders are introduced to the human circulatory system. After watching a Bill Nye video, they identify any misconceptions they had before watching it. They practice taking guided notes and discuss the video as a whole.
- Kati C.
- Rockaway Park, NY