Martin Fisher

Host, The Weekly Experiment

Martin S. Fisher is the Executive Director of Science Central (Fort Wayne, IN). Martin has worked over 30 years in the science center and museum field. He holds a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with an emphasis in vertebrate ecology and a M.A. degree in Science Education from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) with an emphasis in environmental education and educational psychology. Martin has served on a number of professional committees in the museum and education fields, including the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Association of Indiana Museums, Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Indiana Hospitality Association, Indiana Space Grant Consortium, the Northeast Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (NISTEM) Education Resource Center, and a Mayoral-appointed Task Force. Martin also hosts weekly science segments on the local ABC/NBC television station.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses some of the behaviors and characteristics of foxes. Where are they found, and what are some of their interesting adaptations?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the strange world of plants that eat animals. Where are they found, how do they survive, and what are the methods they use?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central delves into some of the reasons for nature's diversity. What are the genetic and physical characteristics that determine variety and effect evolution?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about mastodons. What were these prehistoric animals, when did they live, and what did they look like?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes a few mineral characteristics. What are some of the tests geologists use, what do the tests indicate, and why does a scientist even test for mineral characteristics?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the astronomy of solar eclipses. What is an eclipse, what are the differences between solar and lunar eclipses, and what's going on with shadows during an eclipse?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores a classic topic. Why is the sky blue, what's going on in the air, and what's happening to sunlight?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores The Carbon Cycle. What is this complex process, what are the forms of carbon involved, and where are the sources of carbon?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses sweat. What is it made of, why is it produced, and what does it do for your body?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about something kinda gross. What is a sneeze, how does it form, and why is it so unhygienic? 

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