My older son D has been a science nut his whole life. When he was just a toddler, he loved taking things apart to see exactly how they worked, and, slightly related, he adored Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science”, which we listened to in my minivan just about every day along with other 80s favorites. When he was in high school he took Advanced Placement classes in Chemistry and Biology, for fun. In addition to those early- and later-in-life facts, there was something–or should I say someone?–in between.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy.
This show, which originally ran from 1993-1998, was a Saturday morning staple in our house. The fast-paced, short clips of science instruction were created in a style similar to a modern “Sesame Street” for older kids, designed to hold the attentions of kids who had short attention spans. Bill Nye was quirky, fun, and hilarious. Oh, and educational. Jim and I loved the show every bit as much as D did.
When D came home for the weekend yesterday, he gave us the great news that we can now get season one of Bill Nye, The Science Guy via Netflix streaming, and that’s when the binge-watching began. At one point I looked to my right and saw the face of my former seven-year-old on my current twenty-two-year-old.
If you have young boys and/or young girls in the house, or if you’re a kid at heart, I cannot recommend this show enough. Season one has thirty episodes and they’re all on Netflix right now. I bet you have some free time this weekend, too. Go watch!
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