The Late Movies: 6 Important Lessons Learned From Bill Nye

Erica Palan

The walls of the educational hall of fame are lined with photos of the best teachers: Miss Frizzle. Mr. Wizard. And Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Nye, who turns 57 years young today, taught children the basics of science on his popular television show. For me, his lessons often stuck more than those I learned in school. Here, six things I learned from Bill Nye. (And, in case you, like me, can't get the theme song out of your head, let's get a little BILL! BILL! BILL! going!)


Using cheese to explain how tiny atoms are!


How they work and what to do with them.

The Earth's Crust

"Lava: It's hot. It's rock. But it doesn't roll."

Light and Color

The Bill Nye Prism of Science is education's most powerful tool.

Chemical Reactions

Candace Cameron cameo!


This episode is brought to you by: boats! Ha!

See Also: 6 Amazing Plots from Bill Nye Fan Fiction