Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.3 × 5.26 × 0.8 in
Published: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1594746486
ISBN - 13: 9781594746482
From the Publisher
Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.
In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun!
About the Author
“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is an elementary school teacher based in Newton, Massachusetts. He has made many television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Dr. Oz Show, Live with Kelly & Michael, and other media outlets. These are his first books. Steve Hockensmith is the author of a New York Times best seller and an Edgar Award nominee. He lives in Alameda, California.
“How do you connect students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with fiction reading? Look for science adventures. Get started with the NICK AND TESLA series. Each book contains an engaging adventure revolving around a “build-it-yourself” science project.”— Teacher Librarian “...the combination of exciting elements and innovative DIY projects in action yields a guaranteed pager turner.”— ScienceBuddies.org “Real project blueprints are included along with this tale of 11-year-old siblings who create outrageous contraptions and top-secret gadgets.”— Los Angeles Times “ [ Nick and Tesla''s High-Voltage Danger Lab is] a great way to show kids that problems can often be solved by applying a bit of creative energy with some tech know-how. And Nick and Tesla (and Uncle Newt) are the perfect companions for your young reader looking for some (safe) adventures.”— Geek Dad “A mystery, adventure, and activity book all rolled into one entertaining story....Plenty of excitement, with science.”— Common Sense Media “Part mystery, part mad science...the story will leave readers wondering what mayhem will be forthcoming.”— School Library Journal “...a strong start...”— Publishers Weekly “Engaging characters and brisk plotting make this a fun and educational read.”—Jennifer Ouellette, author of