Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye studies the mechanics of smell. Aroma/odor molecules travel into the nose and dissolve in the mucus of the nose. Those same molecules are then picked up by the epihelial olfactory nerve cells. A signal is sent to the olfactory nerve where the smell is recognized by the brain. This week's video is "Come on Use Your Brain (Smell This)" [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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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