How do birds fly? How do planes lift off? What about helicopters? In Bill Nye the Science Guy: Flight, the standup scientist explains the forces that make flight possible. Students have no difficulty relating to Bill Nye because he speaks their language, and seems to be even sillier than they are. His bad jokes are entertaining, and his experience as a standup comedian is invaluable for holding kids' attention. The complexities of air pressure, slow air, and fast air are concepts within the grasp of students who watch this episode, which was the very first one of the series.
Disney Educational - Bill Nye The Science Guy - Flight