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.

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes a group of invertebrates called the cephalopods.  What are these animals, what are some of their characteristics, and where are they found? 

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores molluscs. What is this diverse group of animals, what are their characteristics, and how long have they lived on Earth?

In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses payload.  What are the physics affecting payload size and weight, and the factors affecting distance, speed, and payload safety? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about some specific and unique points in space.  What are they, what do they have to do with gravity, and why are they important to NASA? 

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central discusses a group of primitive fish called coelacanths.  What are the characteristics of these fish, where are they found, and how do they relate to animal evolution? 

In this episode of the Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explains double rainbows.  How are the formed? 

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? 

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