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.

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes a Rube Goldberg Machine.  What is it, how did it get its name, and is it named after a real person? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains a law that describes the relationship between pressure and volume.  What is Boyle's Law, how was it studied, and who was Boyle? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher discusses Pascal's Law.  Sometimes called Pascal's Principle, what is the mathematical relationship between pressure and fluids? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the world of gastropods, slugs, and snails.  What are their characteristics, how do they live, and how long have they been around?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the decibel.  What is this unit, who was it named after, and what does it measure? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the interesting botany of corn.  What is this plant, how did it become such an important crop, and what are the parts of a corn plant? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses the theory of plate tectonics.  What is this geologic process, how does it relate to volcanoes and earthquakes, and what is the cause of this activity?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains an early theory in the history of geology.  What is this early idea about the location of the Earth's continents, and what is the history of this concept and the scientists who researched it?

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

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the tiny world of plankton. What are these microscopic life forms, what are the different types, and why do scientists think they're so important for the Earth?

  

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