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 explores the science of coal. How does it form, what are the different types, and why do we use it for energy?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about a common mineral. What is the chemical structure of calcite, where is it found in nature, and what are some of its properties?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the measurement system of pH. What is it, how is it calculated, and where did the term even come from?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the strange physics of plasma. What is this fourth state of matter, how does it form, and where is it found?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about a class of animals called Arachnids. What are their characteristics, what are some types of arachnids, and how do they differ from insects?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores the amazing world of spiders. What are their characteristics, what are some interesting facts about them, and how did they get their name?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores an important geologic process. What are mountains, how do they form, and what's the formal definition of a mountain?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes an interesting type of fossil called a coprolite. What is it, how did it form, and how did it get its scientific name?

This week on The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central talks about hypothermia. What is this medical condition, what causes it, and why is it so dangerous? 

This week on the The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central describes something called PTC Paper. What is the chemical, how was it discovered, and why do high school science classes use it to learn about genetics?

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