Science Max! Experiments At Large

March 2018

Season 1, Episode 4 (How You Build It)

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Ever wanted to build a bridge out of pasta? It's not too hard & works better than you'd think. But what if we were to try to make a pasta bridge big enough for Phil to walk across?

Season 1, Episode 3 (Friction)

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Phil starts with a balloon powered hover disc, then tries to make a maxed out version big enough to ride. In fact, why not make 2 & then race them! Phil also tries to use the power of friction to climb the walls & even to fly

Season 1, Episode 2 (Elastic Energy)

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Phil starts with a Popsicle stick catapult, then he uses everything he knows about elastic energy to build a full-size catapult that hurls pumpkins! Plus, a maxed out paddle wheel boat and a historical re-enactment (sort of).

Season 1, Episode 1 (Newton's Third Law)

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Phil builds a balloon powered car in the lab. Then he tries to make one big enough to ride. Plus, Newton's Cradle out of bowling balls, how Guinea Pigs got their name and Newton's 3rd Law.
February 2018

Season 2, Episode 13 (Light Challenge)

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Bending light to your will! Phil gets challenged to use light to solve a puzzle that gets more and more difficult. Plus: making a periscope, bouncing light rays to turn off your television, even seeing in the dark!

Season 2, Episode 12 (Sugar Cube Bridge)

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Building an arched bridge! Starting with sugar and ending with something strong enough to walk across - it's all in how you build it. Plus: a giant house of cards, glass so strong you can hit it with a hammer.

Season 2, Episode 11 (Lightning)

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Static Electricity! That's what's behind lightning bolts, whether they come from the sky or are made in the lab using the power of science! Plus: Phil harnesses the power behind lightning to make your hair stand on end.

Season 2, Episode 10 (Water Car)

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Water power! A home-made water-powered car gets maxed out to a 500 litre version. Plus: Phil flies on jets of water, and shows how to carve a pumpkin in 15 seconds with a pressure washer!
December 2017

Season 2, Episode 9 (Stomp Rocket)

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Moving Air! A home-made stomp rocket gets maxed out into a giant version. Plus: Phil uses air pressure to break a piece of wood, makes a vortex cannon and vacuum-seals himself to the wall!

Season 2, Episode 8 (Spool Racer)

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Storing energy is how a home-made spool racer works. But can Phil build one out of a giant cable spool!? Plus: a run of giant dominoes, a maxed out craft stick chain reaction, mouse-traps and ping pong balls.