A screenshot shows Bill Nye's virtual desk that users can explore on the new Disney app. (Photo courtesy iTunes)

App of the Week: Bill Nye the Science Guy

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the show "Bill Nye the Science Guy", Disney has released an app meant to explore the TV host-scientist's virtual desk. The app is full of games and experiments, and allows users to relive the days of middle school science.

According to GeekWire host Todd Bishop, it's a fun app where people can use different challenges to gain a better understanding of Bill Nye's world. Brush up on facts about the solar system, re-learn about the Earth's geology, and conduct your own experiments.

The release could be the beginning of a new Bill Nye era as he's hoping to bring back his popular television show as a web series.

"You can also go in and buy past episodes of "Bill Nye the Science Guy," so it's a fun one," says Bishop.

The Bill Nye app is available for free on iPhones and iPads (iOS).

GeekWire, with Todd Bishop and John Cook, can be heard on KIRO Radio every Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. or on demand at, Staff report
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