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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Life Science

Smell (#612)

The sense of smell helps us interpret our environment and react to the things around us by letting us know when new smells are close-by. Other animals, like dogs, use their sense of smell even more than we do. Noses receive a smell, then the olfactory part of the brain decodes the many messages it gets, and lets you know that, yes, your feet are truly smelly. [21 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Follow the Science Guy through an award-winning series of fast-paced, entertaining programs packed with Life Science. In the world of Nye Labs, students learn about their bodies and other life-science related topics through comedy, interviews with real scientists and hands-on, easy-to-replicate experiments.

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