A group of young men appear doing a series of science experiments.

Phil is in her twenties, clean-shaven and with short curly dark blond hair. He wears gray trousers, a blue T-shirt and a yellow lab coat.

Phil says HAVE YOU EVER
DONE A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
AND WONDERED IT WOULD BE
LIKE IF YOU DID IT BIG?
I HAVE.
MY NAME IS PHIL
AND I TAKE YOUR EVERYDAY
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
AND DO THEM BIG.

Phil appears under the water, in a skydiving chamber and on a trolley.

Phil says THIS IS SCIENCE MAX!
EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE.

The logo of the show appears. It’s a black and yellow triangle with an exploding element inside and a blue sign across that reads "Experiments at Large."

Voices shout SCIENCE MAX!

Phil says TODAY SCIENCE MAX!
IS ALL ABOUT SOUND.
WE BEND THE POWER
OF SOUND TO OUR WILL
BY MAKING THE
LOUDEST SOUND WE CAN.

Phil appears with Mikaela at the lab.

They work with cones and buffers.

Phil says A SUB, WAIT A MINUTE.
A SUB WOOFER.

Mikaela laughs and says SUBWOOFER.

Phil says MAKE
CORNSTARCH MUD DANCE,
GLASSES BREAK, AND
THINGS VIBRATE.

Phil holds a vibrating floating noodle.

Phil says IT'S THE SOUNDS OF SCIENCE,
TODAY ON SCIENCE MAX!
EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE.

Phil is at the lab. He speaks in a very the sound is too low. He grabs a remote and turns the volume up.

(MUSIC GETS LOUDER)

He says GREETINGS SCIENCE!
YEAH, THAT'S MUCH BETTER.
GREETINGS, SCIENCE
MAXIMITES, AND WELCOME TO
SCIENCE MAX!
EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE.
TODAY WE'RE GOING TO
BE TALKING ABOUT SOUND.
SOUND IS ALL AROUND
US, WE USE IT EVERYDAY.
BUT WHAT IS IT REALLY?
SOUND IS ENERGY.
LET'S SAY THAT THIS.

He unrolls a black projection screen. The screen rolls back up.

He tries again and says THAT THIS.
(ROLLS)
NO, STAY.
STAY. OK.
THAT THIS SLINKY IS
THE SOUND OF MY VOICE.
WHEN I MAKE NOISE IT TRAVELS
AWAY FROM ME IN A WAVE.
ONE AIR MOLECULE VIBRATES
THE NEXT AIR MOLECULE
VIBRATES THE NEXT, AND
IT LOOKS LIKE A WAVE.
AND WHEN THERE'S A
LITTLE BIT OF ENERGY
THE WAVE DOESN'T MOVE VERY MUCH.

He whispers SCIENCE.

He says BUT WHEN THERE'S A LOT OF ENERGY
THE WAVE MOVES A LOT!

He shouts SCIENCE! and shakes the spring.

He says WHAT DO WE DO...
WHAT DO WE DO...
(SNAPS)

The screen rolls back up.

He says TO MAKE SOUND LOUDER?
THIS IS THE SCIENCE
MAX! THEME SONG.
(ROCK MUSIC)
BUT IT'S NOT VERY LOUD
BECAUSE THE SPEAKER ON MY PHONE
ISN'T DESIGNED TO MAKE
SUPER LOUD NOISES.
SO WHAT WE'RE GOING
TO DO IS FIND WAYS
TO MAKE THE VOLUME OF THAT
SONG AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE.
HERE IS ONE WAY.
TAKE A PHONE PLAYING SOME MUSIC
AND PUT IT IN A GLASS.
MAKE SURE THE GLASS
IS EMPTY, OF COURSE.
HUH?!
(MUSIC GETS LOUDER)
AND SUDDENLY IT'S A LOT LOUDER.

He takes the pone in and out of the glass, as the music gets louder and quieter, respectively.

He says WOW!
WHY THIS WORKS
IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE
GONNA BE LOOKING AT TODAY.
SO THAT'S WHAT
WE'RE GONNA DO TODAY
ON SCIENCE MAX!
EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE.
WE'RE GONNA LEARN HOW
TO MAKE SOUND LOUDER,
AS LOUD AS WE CAN,
BUT I'M GONNA NEED
AN EXPERT TO HELP ME.
OH I KNOW, MIKAELA, FROM
THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE.
SHE'S VERY SMART.
ALL I NEED TO DO IS GO TO
THE ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE
AND SEE IF SHE'S BUSY.

He puts on a yellow lab coat and enters the portal.

(HEAVY GUITAR RIFF)
(MUMBLES)

He goes down a slide at Mikaela’s office.

Mikaela is in her twenties, with long straight brown hair in a ponytail. She wears a white lab coat.

She gasps and says PHIL, ARE YOU OK?

Phil says OH YEAH, MIKAELA,
IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

Mikaela says HI, NICE TO SEE YOU TOO.

Phil says UM, THAT WAS WEIRD.

Mikaela says OH.

Phil says I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD
GIVE ME A HAND
WITH AN EXPERIMENT.

Mikaela says OH I'D LOVE TO, YEAH.

Phil says IT'S A SOUND EXPERIMENT.

Mikaela laughs and says SOUNDS AWESOME.

Phil says RIGHT ON.
OK, WE'LL TAKE THE PORTAL.
WE'LL GO BACK TO SCIENCE
MAX! HEADQUARTERS...

Mikaela says OH, WE
CAN TAKE THE PORTAL?
COOL.

Phil says HAVEN'T YOU TAKEN
THE PORTAL BEFORE?

Mikaela says NO, DON'T YOU REMEMBER?
IT WASN'T WORKING LAST TIME.

Phil says OH, WELL IT'S...

Mikaela says IS IT WORKING?

Phil says FIXED, THIS TIME.
YEAH, NO, IT'LL BE GREAT.
(LAUGHS)
TRUST ME, HERE WE GO.
(ROCK MUSIC)

They appear at the lab.

Mikaela says WHOA.
WHAT'S GOING ON PHIL,
IS EVERYTHING OK?

Phil says USUALLY WHEN I COME
THROUGH THE PORTAL
I LAND ON SOMETHING, OR
SOMETHING FALLS ON ME, OR...

Mikaela says WELL TODAY IT'S
YOUR LUCKY DAY.

Phil says I GUESS SO.

Mikaela says SAFE LANDING!
NICE!

Phil says HIGH FIVE, ALRIGHT.

Mikaela says AWESOME.
WOO!

Phil says SO LET'S GET START...

Phil bumps into a pile of plastic crates.

Mikaela says WOO!
(CRASHING)
(TUMBLING BIN)

Phil and Mikaela now stand next to a table with a glass on.

Phil says THIS IS THE
EXPERIMENT I WANT TO
MAX OUT TODAY, MIKAELA.
I KNOW, PRETTY
IMPRESSIVE, RIGHT?
OH NO, HOLD ON.

Mikaela says OK.

Phil says SO I TAKE MY PHONE
AND I PLAY SOME MUSIC
ON MY PHONE, AND...
(ROCK MUSIC)
(CLANKS)
(MUSIC GETS LOUDER)

He puts his phone inside the glass and says IT'S LOUDER, RIGHT?

Mikaela says YAY!
CHECK IT OUT.
WELL YOU'VE JUST MADE
YOURSELF A RESONANCE CHAMBER.

Phil says A RESONANCE
CHAMBER, VERY NICE--

Mikaela says A RESONANCE CHAMBER
IS WHAT WE SAY
WHEN WE'RE TRYING TO DESCRIBE
HOW THE SOUND IS AMPLIFIED.
SO IF THE SOUNDS COMING
IN FROM ONE DIRECTION,
IT'S BOUNCING AROUND, NOT
REALLY LOOSING ENERGY.
SO WHEN MORE SOUND COMES
IN THAT'S AMPLIFIED
WE HEAR IT A LOT LOUDER.

Phil says THAT'S COOL.
SO THAT'S WHAT I WANNA DO.
HOLD ON, LEMME TURN THIS OFF.
(MUSIC DIES)
THAT'S WHAT I WANNA DO TODAY.
I WANNA MAX OUT AS MUCH
SOUND AS WE CAN GET
OUT OF THE SCIENCE MAX!
THEME SONG, WHICH IS...

Mikaela says OH I'M SO EXCITED.

Phil says TOTALLY AWESOME.
SO, WHAT ELSE CAN
WE DO TO DO THAT?

Mikaela says WELL THERE'S A COUPLE
AVENUES I'M THINKIN'.
DO YOU WANNA TRY
SOMETHING WITH ELECTRICITY
OR WITHOUT ELECTRICITY?

Phil says CAUSE WITH ELECTRICITY,
WE'RE TALKING
SPEAKER SYSTEMS AND...

Mikaela says YEAH.

Phil says RIGHT, SO WHY DON'T WE
DO NO ELECTRICITY FOR NOW...

Mikaela says ALRIGHT.

Phil says AND THEN WE CAN JUMP TO
ELECTRICITY WHEN WE FEEL
WE'VE EXHAUSTED EVERYTHING
THAT'S NON-ELECTRIC.

Mikaela says COOL, SO I WAS THINKING WE
COULD TRY TO MAKE A MEGAPHONE,
CAUSE IF WE HAVE A
LOT OF SOUND WE COULD
FUNNEL IT IN ONE DIRECTION
AND IT'LL BE LOUDER.

Phil says OK, YEAH.

Mikaela says WHADDYA THINK?

Phil says SO THE MEGAPHONE'S
PRETTY EASY TO MAKE.
WE CAN JUST USE,
IN FACT WE CAN USE
THIS PIECE OF PAPER, RIGHT?

Mikaela says YEAH, LET'S TRY IT.
WHADDYA THINK?

He makes a cone out of the paper.

Phil says I THINK IT'S VERY MEGAPHONEY.
SIDES, TAPING IT UP.
OK, READY?
OK, TURN IT ON.
(ROCK MUSIC)
PLAY IT.
AND...

He approaches the phone to the cone.

He says DOESN'T SOUND.
BUT WHAT IF I DO THIS?

He directs the cone towards Mikaela.

Mikaela says HEY, THERE IT IS!
(MUSIC GETS LOUDER)
I LOVE THAT SONG.

Phil says YEP, YOU HEAR IT?

Mikaela laughs and says YEAH.
OH I HEAR IT.

Phil says OK!

He shouts over the cone SO THAT WORKED PRETTY WELL!
SO...

Mikaela says OH YEAH, IT WORKS.
WORKS WELL.

Phil says OK, SO THIS IS
PRETTY EASY, RIGHT?
MEGAPHONE.
SO WHY DON'T WE MAX THIS OUT?
WHY DON'T WE MAKE
A GIANT MEGAPHONE
AND SEE IF IT MAKES
A BIG DIFFERENCE?

Mikaela says I THINK IT WILL, LET'S DO IT.

He shouts over the cone SOUNDS GOOD,
LET'S GET STARTED!
WOO HOO!

Mikaela laughs.

(HEAVY GUITAR RIFF)
(HEAVY METAL)

Now the logo appears with the caption "Mini Max!"

Phil says MINI MAX!

Phil appears banging two garbage can lids together.

(LOUD CLANKING)

He says ALL SOUND IS VIBRATION,
BUT IT'S REALLY HARD TO—

He drops the lids.

(CLATTERING)

He says IT'S REALLY HARD TO LEARN ABOUT
THAT VIBRATION IF
YOU CAN'T SEE IT.
I MEAN SOUND IS
INVISIBLE, RIGHT?
WELL HERE'S A WAY THAT YOU CAN
MAKE SOUND VISIBLE.
ALL YOU NEED IS
SOME PLASTIC WRAP,
AND SALT, AND A BOWL,
JUST A REGULAR BOWL,
AND AN ELASTIC, LIKE THIS.
SO WHAT YOU DO IS YOU
TAKE THE PLASTIC WRAP
AND CUT OFF A PIECE
JUST LARGE ENOUGH
TO FIT OVER THE BOWL,
AND THEN USE THE ELASTIC
TO WRAP AROUND THE BOWL
TO KEEP THE PLASTIC TIGHT.
POUR SOME SALT ON THE
BOWL, AND THEN WATCH THIS...

He gets closer to the bowl and talks close to the salt. The salt vibrates.

He says HELLO VIBRATING SALT!
THE PLASTIC WRAP IS STRETCHED
TIGHT OVER THE BOWL,
MAKING IT LIKE A DRUM.
A DRUM THAT'S VERY SENSITIVE
TO SOUND VIBRATIONS.
YOU'RE EAR WORKS THE SAME WAY.
THAT'S WHY WE CALL
IT AN EAR DRUM.
THE VIBRATIONS FROM MY VOICE
MAKE THE PLASTIC WRAP VIBRATE,
AND THAT MAKES THE SALT DANCE.
BUT, THERE'S MORE.
LET'S MAX THIS OUT.
THIS IS A CHLADNI PLATE,
AND WHAT IT IS
IS JUST A PIECE OF
METAL ON A PLATFORM
THAT VIBRATES UP AND
DOWN TO A FREQUENCY
WHICH I CAN PROGRAM
WITH THIS DIAL HERE.
AND WHEN THE SOUND
WAVES VIBRATE THE PLATE,
THEY CAN INTERACT IN
WAYS THAT MAKE THE SAND
FORM INTERESTING PATTERNS.
TAKE A LOOK.

He pours some salt on the piece of metal and turns up the sound. The salt moves around and takes all kinds of shapes.

(TONE)

He says THE SOUNDS I'M GENERATING
VIBRATE THE PLATE,
MAKE IT
MOVE LIKE A WAVE.
BUT WHEN THE VIBRATIONS
REACH THE EDGE OF THE PLATE,
THEY BOUNCE BACK AND
INTERACT WITH THE OTHER WAVES
GOING THE OTHER WAY.
THE WAY THESE WAVES
INTERACT AT DIFFERENT NOTES
IS WHAT CAUSES THE SAND TO
MAKE THESE DIFFERENT SHAPES.
SO THIS IS GREAT,
BUT YOU KNOW WHAT,
WE CAN MAX IT OUT EVEN MORE.
MAXING IT OUT EVEN MORE!
(TONES GETS HIGHER PITCHED)
(HIGH PITCHED BUZZING)
(YELLS)
OK, THAT'S ABOUT AS MUCH
AS I CAN TAKE OF THAT.
WA...
(HIGH PITCHED BUZZING)

The logo of the show appears.

Phil says SO MIKAELA AND I ARE ON A QUEST
TO MAKE THE LOUDEST
SOUND WE CAN.
THE FIRST STEP IS TO
MAKE THINGS LOUDER
WITHOUT USING ELECTRICITY.
WE'VE LOOKED AT A
RESONANCE CHAMBER,
AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO
MAKE A LARGE MEGAPHONE.
SOUNDS CAN BE
AMPLIFIED BY BOUNCING
SOUND WAVES AROUND IN A SPACE.
WHEN I PUT MY PHONE
INTO THE GLASS,
THE GLASS ACTS AS A
RESONANCE CHAMBER.
THE SOUND WAVES BOUNCE
AROUND INSIDE THE GLASS
AND THEY COMBINE AND STACK
ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.
THIS MAKES THE SOUND LOUDER.
RESONANCE CHAMBERS ARE USED BY
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
LIKE AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR.
THE WOODEN CHAMBER BOUNCES
THE SOUND WAVES AROUND
AND THE SOUND WAVES
BUILD ON EACH OTHER
TO MAKE THE SOUND LOUDER.
A MEGAPHONE BOUNCES
SOUND WAVES AS WELL.
INSTEAD OF GOING OFF IN
ALL DIRECTIONS, A MEGAPHONE
MAKES THE SOUND WAVES
GO ALL IN ONE DIRECTION.
THAT'S ONE OF THE
REASONS WHY A MEGAPHONE
MAKES SOUNDS LOUDER, BUT ONLY
WHEN IT'S POINTED AT YOU.
SO WILL A BIGGER
MEGAPHONE WORK BETTER?

An animation shows all the process on a white board.

Phil now stands in front of a very large megaphone.

He says SO WE'VE MADE A
LARGER MEGAPHONE,
WHICH IS EXACTLY THE SAME THING.
YOU JUST TAKE A SHEET
AND YOU ROLL IT UP,
EXCEPT OUR SHEET WAS
PLEXIGLASS COVERED IN PAPER.
AND WE'VE TAPED IT
TOGETHER SO IT STAYS.
AND THE IDEA HERE...

Mikaela says OH YEAH, BIGGER MEGAPHONE.
WE'RE GONNA VIBRATE EVEN MORE
OF THE AIR INSIDE OF HERE,
AND HOPEFULLY THIS
THING WILL BE LOUDER.

Phil says OK, SO YOU'RE READY TO
TRY IT WITH THE PHONE?
I THINK FIRST WE SHOULD TRY
IT WITH OUR VOICES THOUGH.

Mikaela says over the megaphone OK.
HEY PHIL, WHAT'S
YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?

Phil stands far away from her.

He says AWESOME, I CAN
TOTALLY HEAR YOU.
THAT'S AMAZING!

Mikaela says CAN YOU HEAR ME?

She laughs.

Phil says AND IT WOULD BE FALL.

Mikaela says OH...

Phil says NAW, SUMMER.
MMM, SPRING?

Mikaela says THINK ABOUT IT.

Phil says IT'S ANYTHING BUT WINTER.
SO THE MAXED OUT
MEGAPHONE WORKED,
BUT WE STILL HAD TO
TRY IT WITH MY PHONE.
OK.

Mikaela says ALRIGHT.

YA GOT IT?

Phil puts his phone close to the megaphone.

Mikaela laughs and says OH YEAH
(ROCK MUSIC)
OH DEFINITELY.

He takes it away and says HOW 'BOUT NOW?

Mikaela says NO NOT SO MUCH, NOT SO MUCH.
(MUSIC GETS LOUDER)

He keeps on putting it closer and father away.

She says OH YEAH!
(MUSIC GETS QUIETER)
NOPE, NO.

Phil says SO THAT IS A GREAT...

Mikaela says THAT WAS COOL!

Phil says EXAMPLE OF NON-ELECTRICAL
AMPLIFICATION.

Mikaela says THAT'S RIGHT.

Phil says AMPLIFIED THE
SOUNDS, NO ELECTRICITY.
OK, HIGH FIVE.
(HEAVY GUITAR RIFF)
ALRIGHT!

Now a neon sign appears that reads "Sal’s Science Shop."

Sal is in his twenties, clean-shaven and with short side parted dark blond hair. He wears glasses, jeans, an orange shirt and a green blazer.

He says COME ON!
MAKE SOME NOISE!
(FUNKY JAZZ MUSIC)

He starts dancing.

He says WELL HOW DO YA MAKE NOISE?
WELL TA KNOW DAT, YA
GOTTA KNOW YOUR SOUND!
HEY! (MUMBLES)
(RECORD SCRATCH)
(MUSIC ENDS)
(MUMBLES)
ALL SOUND IS VIBRATION.

He plucks a guitar string and says HERE, TAKE A CLOSER LOOK.
CAN YOU SEE? YA GOT.
CLOSER.
(CRASHING)

He falls from the counter.

He says OK, LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN.
ALL SOUND IS VIBRATION.
(GUITAR STRING PLUCK)
THE STRING OF THIS
GUITAR VIBRATES,
WHICH VIBRATES
THE AIR AROUND IT,
CAUSING THE SOUND THAT YOU HEAR.
YOUR VOCAL CHORDS
VIBRATE IN YOUR THROAT,
CAUSING YOU TO MAKE A SOUND.
(HIGH PITCHED
GUITAR STRING PLUCK)
AAAA!
AAAA! LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!
LOOK A DIS THING!
LOOK A DIS THING!
SEE HOW IT'S SHAKIN
BACK AND FORTH?

He takes out a floating noodle-like object.

He says IT'S VIBRATING.
THINGS THAT MAKE A HIGH SOUND,
(DING)

He plays the triangle.

He says THEY VIBRATE FASTER.
VIBRATING REALLY FAST!
(SCREAMS)

He takes the vibrating noodle and screams.

He says THINGS THAT MAKE A LOW
SOUND VIBRATE SLOWLY.

He plays the tuba.

(TUBA BLAST)

He makes the noodle vibrate slowly and says LOW

He makes a tuning fork vibrate and says HIGH NOTE
VIBRATING FAST.
FAST! (GROANS)

He bangs a gong and says SLOW

He plucks a guitar string and says LAAA
THAT'S VIBRATING!
(GUITAR PLUCK)
SLOW
AND NOW YOU'LL KNOW YOUR SOUND.
(LOUD GONG)
(THUMP)
(FUNKY MUSIC)

(music plays)

The logo appears with the caption "Max Fax!"

Now Phil appears at a different lab. He stands behind a table with a fish tank on.

He says EVERYTHING
HAS A RESONANCE,
A NOTE THAT IT
VIBRATES BEST AT.
LET'S SAY THIS
FISH TANK IS, WELL,
ANY CONTAINER WHERE
SOUND WOULD BE VIBRATING,
AND THE WAVES OF WATER ARE
ACTUALLY WAVES OF SOUND.
NOW NORMALLY, SOUND
WAVES WILL BOUNCE AROUND
INSIDE THE CONTAINER,
OFF THE WALLS,
AND GO BACK AND FORTH LIKE THAT.

He makes waves with a wood sheet.

He says AND HOW FAST I MOVE
THIS PIECE OF WOOD
IS THE FREQUENCY, OR THE
NOTE, THAT WE'RE PLAYING.
I COULD VIBRATE
THIS WOOD VERY FAST
(SPLASHING)
(CLANKING)
AND MAKE A HIGH NOTE.
I COULD MOVE THIS
PLANK VERY SLOW
AND MAKE A LOW NOTE.
AND THE WAVES JUST BOUNCE
AROUND INSIDE THE CONTAINER.
BUT THERE'S A SPEED
I CAN MOVE THIS PLANK
WHERE THE WAVES STOP
GOING SIDE TO SIDE
AND SUDDENLY GET
TWICE AS BIG.
THE WAVES BOUNCING OFF
THE SIDES OF THE TANK
ARE MEETING THE WAVES GOING
IN THE OTHER DIRECTION.
BUT WHAT WE END UP SEEING
IS PEAKS OF THE WAVES
NOT MOVING SIDE TO
SIDE, JUST GOING
UP AND DOWN LIKE YOU SEE HERE.
THIS IS THE RESONANT
FREQUENCY OF THIS CONTAINER.
SO LET'S MAX THIS OUT.
SAY I HAVE A WINE GLASS
AND I WET MY FINGER
AND I RUB IT AROUND THE RIM.
(WINE GLASS SINGING)
IT VIBRATES AT A CERTAIN NOTE.
THAT NOTE IS THE RESONANT
FREQUENCY OF THIS WINE GLASS.
SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF
WE WERE TO PLAY THAT NOTE
BACK TO THIS WINE GLASS
REALLY REALLY LOUD?

He connects a loudspeaker and places the glass of wine close to it.

(WINE GLASS SINGING)
(RECORD SCRATCH)
AND YES, THIS IS SOMETHING
YOU SHOULD NOT TRY AT HOME.
THIS NOTE MAKES THE
GLASS VIBRATE THE MOST!
FINDING THE PERFECT NOTE
(HUMMING)
THINGS VIBRATE AT IS GREAT
FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
BUT IT'S NOT GREAT
FOR THIS WINE GLASS.
THE SOUND WAVES ARE
CAUSING THE GLASS
TO VIBRATE A LOT, AND BECAUSE
THIS GLASS IS DELICATE
IT CAN ONLY VIBRATE SO
MUCH BEFORE IT BREAKS.

The glass breaks.

(GLASS BREAKING)

He says THE VIBRATIONS WERE SO
STRONG THAT THE GLASS
LITERALLY SHOOK
ITSELF TO PIECES.
(LAUGHS, SHOUTS)

He shouts SCIENCE!

He takes off his earphones and says in a normal voice
SORRY.

He shouts
SCIENCE!

He takes off his ear plucks and says OH, WAIT.
SCIENCE.

The Science Max! logo appears on screen.

Phil says MIKAELA AND I HAVE TRIED
A RESONANCE CHAMBER
AND A GIANT MEGAPHONE
TO MAKE SOUND LOUDER.
NOW IT'S TIME TO MOVE ONTO
THE NEXT STEP OF THE PLAN,
USING ELECTRICITY TO
HELP US AMPLIFY SOUND.
AND THAT MEANS SPEAKERS.
SO, SPEAKERS THAT
YOU HAVE AT HOME.
THREE DIFFERENT
SPEAKERS HERE, RIGHT?

Mikaela says LOOKS REALLY BUSY.

Phil says THREE DIFFERENT CONES.

Mikaela says YEAH, THERE'S A LOT GOING ON.

Phil says SO WHAT'S THE DEAL?

Mikaela says WELL HERE AT THE BOTTOM
WE HAVE A SUBWOOFER.

Phil says A SUB, WAIT A
MINUTE, A SUB WOOFER?

Mikaela says A SUBWOOFER.

Phil says SO IT'S A WOOFER,
THE WORD IS WOOFER?

Mikaela says YUP.

Phil says OK, SO IT'S FOR DOGS?

Mikaela laughs.

A cartoon dog appears on screen.

Phil says RIGHT?

Mikaela says NO, NO.
A SUBWOOFER IS FOR LOW
NOTES HERE IN OUR SPEAKER.

Phil says AAAH.

Mikaela says AT THE TOP HERE
WE HAVE A TWEETER.

Phil says SO IT'S FOR BIRDS.
(WEIRD NOTE)
IT'S A BIRDS, DOGS.
SO LET ME GUESS.
LOW NOTES.

A cartoon bird appears on screen.

Phil says TWEETER IS HIGH NOTES?

Mikaela says YEAH, HIGH NOTES.

Phil says YEAH.

Mikaela says AND THEN WE HAVE THIS
GUY HERE IN THE MIDDLE
AND THAT'S CALLED THE
MID RANGE SPEAKER.

Phil says OH, THAT'S NOT
NEARLY A COOLER NAME.
NOW, WE HAVE SPEAKERS.
WE'VE TAKEN A LOOK AT THAT,
BUT WHY DON'T WE TAKE ONE APART?

Mikaela says COOL.

Phil says RIGHT?

Mikaela says YEAH, LET'S DO IT.

Phil says I'VE GOT THIS ONE HERE
THAT I'VE SPILLED JUICE ON.
SO IT DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE,
SO I'VE KINDA TAKEN IT APART.

Mikaela says COOL!

Phil says IT'S GOT...

Mikaela says OH MAN, THAT'S AWESOME.

Phil says OK, SO IT'S GOT THE COVER.
THAT'S COOL.
SO, WHAT I FIND INTERESTING IS
THERE'S THE SPEAKER
AND THE WIRES, RIGHT?

Mikaela says WOW, YEAH.

Phil says CAUSE IT'S ELECTRICAL
AMPLIFICATION.
BUT CHECK THIS OUT.
THIS IS JUST A RING
TO HOLD THAT ON.
AND THE REST IS
JUST AN EMPTY BOX.

Mikaela says WE KNOW WHAT THAT IS.
RESONANCE CHAMBER!

They both say RESONANCE CHAMBER!

Phil says THAT'S RIGHT.

Mikaela says NICE.

Phil says SO THAT'S WHY

Mikaela says YEAH.

Phil says IT'S AN EMPTY BOX.

Mikaela says LET'S TAKE THIS APART TOO,
SEE WHAT'S GOIN ON HERE.

Phil says SO THAT'S THE
PAPER CONE, RIGHT,
SO THAT'S THE DRUM, I GUESS.
THIS IS LIKE THE EAR DRUM,
THE THING THAT VIBRATES.

Mikaela says YES, YEAH.

Phil says YEAH?

Mikaela says THIS WHOLE THING VIBRATES.

Phil says SO THIS WHOLE THING?

Mikaela says THAT'S FOR ELECTRO MAGNET.
WHEN WE TURN THIS ON, THE
ELECTRO MAGNET GOES ON AND OFF,
AND IT'S CAUSING THIS
WHOLE THING TO VIBRATE.

Phil says SO THAT'S HOW IT WORKS?
IT'S THE ELECTRICITY TURNING
THE ELECTRO MAGNET ON AND OFF.

Mikaela says EXACTLY.

Phil shakes the cone.

Phil says AND IT'S ON AND
OFF, AND ON AND OFF...

Mikaela laughs and says GOING CRAZY!

Phil says MAKES IT VIBRATE AT
CERTAIN SPEEDS, RIGHT? HERTZ.

A caption reads "Hertz (Hz)."

Mikaela says YEAH.

Phil says THE NUMBER OF TIMES
IT VIBRATES PER SECOND IS HERTZ.
WHAT WE COULD DO IS WE COULD
MAX IT OUT WITH THE SPEAKER
AND PLUG THE PHONE INTO SPEAKER,
BUT THIS STEP DOES NOT FEEL
LIKE SCIENCE MAX! TO ME
BECAUSE ANYBODY CAN DO THAT.

Mikaela says NO.

Phil says YOU CAN JUST TURN UP
YOUR TELEVISION RIGHT NOW
AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH
THE SAME KIND OF THING.
WE NEED ELECTRICAL
AMPLIFICATION,
BUT MAXED OUT.

Mikaela says MAX IT OUT.
WHAT ARE YA THINKIN? (LAUGHS)

Phil says OK SO I'VE GOT A
FRIEND, AND HE'S GOT
A STEREO SYSTEM THAT HE BUILT,
HE PUT TOGETHER.

Mikaela says WHAT?

Phil says AND WHAT HE DOES IS HE
TOURS DIFFERENT CITIES.
SO HE SAID HE'D BRING IT BY
IN SCIENCE MAX! HEADQUARTERS.

Mikaela says WHAT?!
HE'S GONNA BRING IT HERE?!

Phil says WE'VE GOTTA GO OUTSIDE.
AND IT'S VERY LOUD,
SO WE HAFTA GO OUTSIDE.

Mikaela says WHEN'S HE COMIN?

Phil says UM, RIGHT NOW.

Mikaela laughs and says AWESOME.

Phil says ALRIGHT LET'S GO CHECK IT OUT.

The logo appears with the caption "Max Fax!"

Phil says SEEING SOUND
VIBRATIONS IS FUN.
THIS KIND OF SPEAKER
IS A SPECIAL KIND.
IT'S CALLED A SUBWOOFER,
WHICH IS DESIGNED
TO GIVE YOU THE LOW NOTES,
THE BIG RUMBLY BASS SOUNDS.
IF I TILT THE SPEAKER
SO IT'S FACING UP
AND I COVER IT WITH BIG
SHEETS OF PLASTIC WRAP,
AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE PUSHED
INTO THE CONE LIKE THAT.
THEN TAPE IT SO IT'S
NICE AND SECURE.
THEN WHAT YOU NEED IS
SOME CORNSTARCH MUD,
WHICH IS TWO PARTS
CORNSTARCH, ONE PART WATER.
I'VE GOT SOME YELLOW CORNSTARCH
AND SOME BLUE CORNSTARCH.
THIS EXPERIMENT WORKS
THE BEST WITH LOW NOTES.
I'M PLAYING A TONE
THROUGH THE STEREO
THAT'S VERY LOW.
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
I TURN UP THE VOLUME.
(BUZZING)
WHOA! (LAUGHS)
IT'S ALIVE!
YOU SEE CORNSTARCH MUD IS
A SHEAR THICKENING FLUID,
WHICH MEANS WHEN YOU
IMPACT IT IT TURNS SOLID.
SO THE VIBRATIONS
FROM THE SPEAKER CONE
ARE MAKING THE CORNSTARCH
MUD IMPACT,
AND THAT'S
TURNING IT INTO A SOLID.
BUT THEN IT SORT OF ALSO
MELTS BACK INTO A LIQUID,
SO YOU GET LITTLE
COLUMNS OF CORNSTARCH
COMING UP AND
FALLING DOWN AGAIN.
IT'S LIKE IT'S DANCING.
WHOA!
VISUAL SOUND WAVES.

He yells SCIENCE!

Phil says SO MIKAELA AND I ARE
GOING TO MAX OUT SOUND.
TO DO THAT WE NEED A
MAXED OUT SOUND SYSTEM.
THIS IS GONNA BE AMAZING.

They go to a parking lot and approach a black van with the logo of the show plotted on the side.

Mikaela says IT'S SO COOL.

Phil says THIS IS GONNA BE
SUPER MAXED OUT
SOUND EXPERIMENT.
THIS IS JAMES.
(CROSS-TALK)

A caption reads "James."

James is in his twenties, clean-shaven and bald. HE wears jeans, a black T-shirt and a yellow lab coat.

They shake hands.

Phil says THANKS FOR COMING BUDDY.
SO, TELL US ABOUT
YOUR SPEAKER SYSTEM.
IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE A VEHICLE.
(LAUGHS)

James says THIS IS MY AUDIO VAN.
IT'S GOT FOUR 15 INCH
SUBWOOFERS IN THE BACK.
IT'S GOT A WHOLE BUNCHA
POWER TO POWER IT
AND I'M GLAD TO BE HERE TO
LET YOU GUYS HEAR IT TODAY.

Mikaela says WOW.

Phil says AWESOME.
SO IF I HAVE A SPEAKER AT HOME,
LIKE A LITTLE SPEAKER LIKE THIS,
HOW MANY WATTS YOU
THINK THAT WOULD BE?

James says SOMEWHERE
BETWEEN 15 AND 25.

A caption reads "15-25 watts."

Phil says 15 AND 25 WATTS?

James says YES.

Phil says AND YOU'VE GOT 4,000?
SO THAT'S A LOT MORE.

A caption reads "4000 watts."

James says YEAH, I
HAVE QUITE A BIT.

Phil says AND SUBWOOFERS.
THEY PLAY LOW NOTES.

James says YES.

Phil says SO, IS THAT BETTER WHEN
YOU HAVE A VAN LIKE THIS?

James says WITH A CAR AUDIO VAN LIKE
THIS YOU WANNA PLAY LOW NOTES.
LIKE YOUR HOUSE STEREOS
AND THAT WILL PLAY ANYTHING
FROM 120 TO 200 HERTZ.

Phil says ALRIGHT.

James says I'M PLAYING 20 HERTZ TO ABOUT
35 MAX FOR YOU GUYS TODAY.
(LOW RUMBLING)

A caption reads "20-35 Hertz (Hz)."

Phil says SO THAT'S LIKE A
SORT OF RUMBLE OF
THUNDER KIND OF (NONSENSE).

He shakes his hands and mumbles words.

A caption reads "Listen closely…can you hear it?"

James says YES, VERY LOW, YEAH.

Phil says WHERE YOU REALLY FEEL IT.
LIKE A TRAIN
GOING PAST ALMOST.

Mikaela says OH, THAT'S COOL.

Phil says SO WE GET OUR
HEARING PROTECTION ON
AND WE TRY IT OUT.
(RECORD SCRATCH)

The screen freezes.

Phil says I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.
PHIL, WHAT'S THE POINT
OF HAVING LOUD MUSIC
IF YOU AREN'T REALLY
GONNA BE ABLE TO HEAR IT?
BECAUSE WE'VE GONE
FROM LISTENING TO MUSIC
TO FEELING IT.
(AMBIENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC)

James plays the music. The vibrations blow Mikaela’s hair around.

(LOW RUMBLE)
(LAUGHING)

Phil and Mikaela laugh.

THE SOUND WAVES ARE SO
STRONG THAT THEY HAVE BECOME
A PHYSICAL PRESENCE.
MIKAELA'S HAIR FLIES
AROUND BECAUSE THE AIR
FROM THE SPEAKERS IS
CREATING SHOCK WAVES.
(LAUGHING) THE SOUND
WAVES ARE SO POWERFUL
THAT THEY MOVE THE
AIR BACK AND FORTH,
WHICH MAKES MIKAELA'S HAIR
DANCE ALL OVER THE PLACE.
AND MY HAIR, WELL, NOT SO MUCH.
WHOA! (LAUGHING)
WOO!
SCIENCE!
(ALTERNATING RUMBLE PITCHES)
I'M TOTALLY JEALOUS
OF YOUR LONG HAIR.

Mikaela says YEAH, YOU NEED
TO GET LONGER HAIR.

Phil says OK, HOLD ON.
BE RIGHT BACK.

Phil comes back wearing a blond wig.

He says WHOA!
SCIENCE MAX!
EXPERIMENTS AT LARGE
SUPER SOUND!

They both shout SUPER SOUND!

Phil says HIGH FIVES.
OK, READY TO GO AGAIN?

Mikaela says YEAH, LET'S DO IT.

Phil says OK, HERE WE GO.
(AMBIENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC)
(LOW RUMBLE)
(LAUGHING)
(YELLIING)
(LOW RUMBLING WAVES)

Mikaela’s hair and Phil’s wig start flying around.

Phil says WOO!

Now the end credits roll as gag reels from the show play.

Mikaela says YOU GOT THE BOTTOM?

Phil says I CAN'T REACH IT.
SO THAT'S (MUMBLES)
(SCREAMS)
(SHUFFLING)

The large cone almost rolls off the table.

Phil tries reach something in the bottom of a large box and says WAIT, WAIT.
ALMOST, NO I CAN'T. (GRUNTS)

In the van, Phil says I GOT MY HEARING PROTECTION ON.

Mikaela says SAY AGAIN?

Phil says YOU GOT YOUR
HEARING PROTECTION ON?

Mikaela says WHAT WAS THAT?
(GRUNTS)

Phil manages to reach his phone and laughs.

Mikaela says YAY! (CLAPS)

Phil says HELLO?
OH HI MOM.
NO, I'M SHOOTING A SHOW
RIGHT NOW, I CAN'T.
SCIENCE.

Producer, Phil McCordic.

Directed by, Chris Chilco.

Canada Media Fund.

Rocket Fund.

With the participation of the Government of Ontario.

With the participation of The Canadian Film and Video Tax Credit.

Produced in association with TVO Kids.

Breakthrough.

Maximite 2 Productions Incorporated, copyrights 2016.