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Bill Nye the Science Guy

Volcanoes (#316)

This show uses innovative and unusual ways to express scientific ideas in an interesting manner. From parodies of television shows and MTV videos to try-this-at home experiments, this show aimes to make science fun. In this episode, Bill Nye discusses volcanoes. Bill explains how and why volcanoes erupt, how they are key in the formation of the earth's natural beauty such as the formation of lakes and the re-routing of rivers, the different sizes and forms of volcanoes, and a look at the most devestating volcanoe eruption in history, Mount St. Helen in 1980. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Bill Nye knows how to provide easy access to hard science. What's his secret? A fast-paced approach blending humor and hands-on activities. Bill encourages kids to ask interesting questions...then shows them how to discover fascinating answers. Enlist the Science Guy's help when it comes to teaching a range of subjects such as Health, Math, Nature, and Environmental issues.

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