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 discusses Newton's Cradle.  

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.  

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