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Check it out! Brand New Consider The Following Videos

By Bill Nye | Published: May 30, 2012 – 10:08 am

On the Bill Nye the Science Guy® show, I often added a segment that was part of that episode’s topic that I felt was important and just plain interesting. I called them “Consider The Following.” Recently, we made several more. They’re not part of a show, they’re for you, right now, here on the internet.

Click on the Media drop-down above and take a look at these new Consider The Following videos that we made with a partnership between The Planetary Society, and Toshiba USA, Each one is a little over a minute; I do my best to answer a question that came from one of you all, visitors to my site, Toshiba’s site, and the Exploravision Awards site,, or our Facebook pages.

When people think of scholarship awards in math and science, they often think of high school science fairs and major cash prizes to be used for college tuition and the like. This is, of course, all good. Exploravision is different. In this competition we have students in Kindergarten, middle school, and high school. We have divisions that run all the way from your first years in school up through 12th grade. This is unique and wonderful.

I can tell you as a guy who worked on airplanes, ships, oil wells, airborne electronics, and even ballet shoes, everyone who works on those things for a living got excited about science before he or she was 10 years old. That’s how it is. Ask your doctor when she or he wanted to be a doctor. Ask a reporter when he or she loved language and stories. Ask an accountant when she or he discovered numbers and counting. They all got their lifelong passion before they were 10.

Since the year 2000, I’ve been involved with the Exploravision Awards. In this competition, teams of two, three, or four students work together on an invention that they think can come into existence in the next 20 years. Each team does research and produces a website for their invention that describes the device or system and how it would work.

The Exploravison awards are funded by Toshiba USA, and they’re administered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). I’ve been involved with the NSTA since the first days of the Science Guy® show. It’s an organization of expert science teachers. The Exploravision winners receive savings bonds and Toshiba computers to help them work their way through school and college. Every year Toshiba arranges for the winners to travel to Washington, DC to receive their awards and spend some time in the U.S. capital city. I get to shake every winner’s hand and usually every winner’s parents. It’s fantastic.

So click around and watch a few videos. Some of them are pretty good (you can decide which ones). Thank you for reading along here and joining me on Consider The Following.


20 Responses to “Check it out! Brand New Consider The Following Videos”

  1. [...] exploration and having an enviro-war with Ed Begley Jr. He has also filmed eight new episodes of “Consider the Following” for Youtube. [...]

  2. Tasha says:

    Hi. I am 13 and am now going into highschool, I would just like to say that Bill Nye is every science teachers favorite. he is also my favorite way to learn, even now. If I had known about this site ALOT sooner, I would have been on A LONG time ago…
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  3. Jen says:

    I’d beg to differ on the before-10 part, since I got into my chosen field when I was in middle school, but the point still stands–the earlier the better.

  4. Josh says:

    24 and been in love with science of all kinds since I could crawl, mainly in part due to your show. It is good to know that you still do what you love and help others learn to love it the same way that you helped me.

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  9. Ryan says:

    You were an insperation to me (and still are). I would not be where I was today if you had not been a part of my childhood.

  10. Amber says:

    I would just like you to know that you changed my life. Every video you made is just so amazing. If it wasn’t for your videos I would have failed science all through junior high and 9th grade. I don’t know if you will actually read this but It was worth a try! I love you, Bill Nye the science guy!! You are a life saver

  11. Jessie says:

    Yes! The “Consider the Following”s are there again. XD When I was little, I’d actually stay up late to watch the show, and in class (still; I’m 18 and a senior in high school), when the teacher says we’re watching Bill Nye the Science Guy, everyone shuts up and watches. Back then and now, kids of all ages benefit and will benefit from watching you. Big concepts are broken down into smaller parts to easily be understood. Perfect for everyone! … Maybe if teachers showed more Bill Nye the Science Guy, my generation wouldn’t be so… intellectually underdeveloped.

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  13. Wine Coolers says:

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  14. Danitza says:

    Hello, Bill!
    I’m a huge fan! I recently watched your muscles and bones video. Thank you! You got me an A+ one my science test. :D thanks for my sciencey childhood.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Bill ! My boyfriend and I absolutely adore your videos ! We’re almost 21 in college/university and we still get soooo excited to watch your videos ! It’s one of our favorite pass times ! You’re amazing Bill and I wouldn’t be so into science if it wasn’t for fun educational videos ! Thanks so so much for making my childhood and life so fun by making me enjoy learning :)

  16. Craig says:

    Love the new videos Bill but we need you to post more often!

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