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 finishes the second of a two-part series about tuning forks.  When were they invented, why are they important to musicians, and how do they produce a sound? 

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains how tuning forks work.  Why are they different sizes, and what do the numbers associated with them mean? 

This is the 200th episode of the Weekly Experiment! Thank you Martin and Science Central for informing and entertaining the WBOI audience for the past four years! 

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? 

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? 

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?

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?

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? 

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? 

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

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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