Bill Nye S01E04 Skin Video Guide


Share the brilliance of Bill Nye The Science Guy with your students! This short video guide for S01E04 is a supplemental resource to help students learn about skin.

Challenge students to learn about the skin, the body’s largest organ. Introduce key words like epidermis, melanin, and pigment. Do an experiment to understand how the skin feels different temperatures. Look at how the skin protects us and keeps our body at the right temperature. Explore how melanin affects skin color and shows how people are different. Finally, learn about common skin problems and how they affect people’s daily lives.

NOTE: Unlike my other movie guides and some of my initial Bill Nye guides, this guide does not have time stamps. Teachers may choose to stop throughout the movie or watch the full episode and then re-watch necessary sections.

Check the thumbnails for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 8 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This product file includes a 7 page PDF

  • An Answer Key with CCSS and NGSS alignment (Pages 1 to 3)
  • A Google Slides Version of the Video Guide (A PDF with a link to make a copy of the guide to your Google Drive)
  • A Student Video Guide (Pages 5 to 7)

Here are my tips for using this Bill Nye S01E04 Skin Video Guide in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided Bill Nye S01E04 Skin Video Guide for each student
  2. Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
  3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide and help students if necessary
    • Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers
    • If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
  4. After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
  5. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    1. Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    2. Create an assignment for your students
    3. If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

Bill Nye S01E04 Skin Video Guide resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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Get a feel for these movie guides and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to ‘live’ on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

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