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 tells us a bit about bananas.  What is this fruit, what are the parts, and why are they good to eat? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central finishes a two-part series on the physics of ballet.  What is torque, inertia, center of mass, and base of support, and how do these concepts relate to how dancers move? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central does the first of a two-part series on the physics of ballet. It's that time of year for the Nutcracker ballet.  What are the forces effecting the dancers' motions? How do they move in straight lines, and in circles? 

  

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes those unique lizards known as chameleons.  What are their characteristics, where in the world are they found, and what kind of environment do they live in?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the Apollo program. What were the NASA space missions, what did they do, and how many actually landed on the moon?

  

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses the astronomical event called a supermoon.  What's going on with the moon, and why does it get this name?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores copper.  How did it get its name, and what are some of its characteristics? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about peat. Is it dirt or something else, what is it made of, and what is so unique about it?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about chitin.  What is this material, what's it made of, and where can you find it in the natural world? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the science of keratin.  What is this material, how does it form, and what is it doing on your body? 

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