Bill Nye: Biography & Books


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Bill Nye's love for sundials came from:

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1. Bill Nye graduated from Cornell University with a degree in:

2. Bill Nye came up with the idea for his first television show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, because he:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Unlike many educators who struggle to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math, Bill Nye the Science Guy took a unique approach to teaching on his weekly television show for kids. This quiz and worksheet cover some of the highlights of Nye's career.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz on the life and work of Bill Nye focuses on the following topics:

  • Biographical facts about Nye
  • Influences on Nye's career
  • The goal of Nye's television show
  • Awards and honors
  • Books and publications

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the life and career of Bill Nye
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read about Nye and understand his contribution to science education
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Nye's accomplishments as a science educator

Additional Learning

To learn more, read the lesson, Bill Nye: Biography & Books. The following objectives are part of the lesson:

  • List some of the subjects Nye has tackled as a science writer
  • Characterize Nye's teaching style
  • Explain the significance of sundials in Nye's work