The Weekly Experiment

Every Saturday at 2pm during Science Friday, WBOI brings you The Weekly Experiment, a science show that informs and entertains. Martin Fisher from Science Central takes on all subjects, from sound to sharks, temperature to tornadoes, providing interesting information and suggesting experiments that you can perform at home.

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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
3:00 pm
Sat February 28, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Balance in Biology

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains our sense of balance. How does our body know when it changes position, and what are the organs that help us process that information?

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Balance in Physics

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains the physics of how an object can be balanced.  What are the forces acting on it, and what would stop it from toppling over? 

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Health & Science
2:40 pm
Sat February 14, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Non-Newtonian

In this week's episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about Non-Newtonian water.  What is it, and what are its unique properties? 

     

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat February 7, 2015

Weekly Experiment - Silly Putty

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about that popular toy, Silly Putty.  When was it invented, what is it made from, and what are its unique properties? 

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Health & Science
3:00 pm
Sat January 31, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is Silver?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses the previous metal silver.  What are its unique properties, and why is it so useful in making jewelry? 

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Health & Science
11:13 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Weekly Experiment - What is a Rubberband?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about rubber bands.  When were they invented, why are they springy, and what are the chemicals in them?

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