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.

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Health & Science
2:34 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Shamrock

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about shamrocks. What is this plant, what makes it unique, and why is it important? 

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Health & Science
3:09 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Weekly Experiment - The Color Blue in Animals

This week on the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the color blue in animals.  Why does that bird or beetle look blue? Is it blue, or is it really another color? 

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Health & Science
3:06 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Mammalian Diving Reflex

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the amazing and bizarre responses of the body to diving.  How do animals adapt to staying underwater for so long?

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

The Weekly Experiment - Hibernation

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains hibernation.  What are the processes occurring in an animal, how do different animals hibernate, and what causes hibernation to begin?

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Health & Science
11:30 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Torpor

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the term torpor.  What does it mean in biology, and what are the types of torpor experienced by animals? 

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Health & Science
3:04 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Prism

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the science and history of prisms.  What are these amazing pieces of glass or plastic that can make a rainbow pattern? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Actions

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses how light behaves. 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat April 4, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Light and Its Properties

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about light. What is light, what does it mean to a scientist, and what are the different types of light? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Stereoscopy

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the visual science of stereoscopy. Why do we see 3-D and how does the brain process that information? 

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Health & Science
5:45 pm
Sat March 14, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Balance in Biology

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about balance in biology.  

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