Bill Nye the Science Guy: Biodiversity

SEEK Updated
10/29/2015
Resource Types: 
Video
Abstract: 

Bill Nye the Science Guy explores the subject of biodiversity in this episode of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel series, featuring an interactive question-and-answer format and hands-on activities.

The Earth's environment is actually made up of millions of different "environments" - individual ecosystems that support and sustain life all over the planet. Biodiversity is the broad range of living things that exist on the planet, including plants, animals and human beings. This episode demonstrates how much life is on Earth, describes the complexity of natural relationships, and stresses the need to preserve the biodiversity of the planet. In this episode, Bill sets up office in an ocean, a forest and a field to commune with nature, and shows what happens when one link falls out of nature's chain.

Designed to correlate with National Science Standards

25 minutes

Watch the episode on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU0As7130mc 

About Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye the Science Guy is a live action educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998 and was hosted by Bill Nye. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations. Each of the 100 half-hour episodes aims to teach a specific topic in a natural science to a preteen audience. Learn more about Bill Nye the Science Guy at http://dep.disney.go.com/billnye.html

Author: 
Disney Educational Productions
Topic Areas: 
Ecosystems
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
25 min.
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No