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.

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about rainbows.   How do they form, why do they look the way they do, and how can you make one at home? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central checks out ginger.  What is this plant, what other plants is it related to, and what gives ginger that distinct hot taste?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores a scale that rates the pain caused by insect bites and stings.  How was this index developed and what are some of the levels? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the ocean current system that moves around the Earth.  What causes it, where does it move, and why is it called a global belt? 

In this week's episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the factors causing ocean currents.  What are currents, how are they created, and where are they located?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the physics of insulation.  What does this concept mean, what are examples of insulation, and how do insulators work? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses lenses. 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses the science of aerogel.  What is it, and how is it used?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about some historic sound experiments and modern science center exhibits.  What is a Chladni pattern, who was Chladni, and what does it have to do with musical instruments?

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores a concept in physics called momentum.  What is it, and how does it related to other words about motion that seem similar?

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