Nick And Tesla's High-voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, And Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

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Nick And Tesla's High-voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, And Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

by Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

Quirk Books | November 5, 2013 | Hardcover |

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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!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.12 × 7.09 × 0.39 in

Published: November 5, 2013

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594746486

ISBN - 13: 9781594746482

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Nick And Tesla's High-voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, And Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

by Bob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 5.12 × 7.09 × 0.39 in

Published: November 5, 2013

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594746486

ISBN - 13: 9781594746482

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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 LiveThe Dr. Oz ShowLive 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.

Editorial Reviews

“...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  The Calculus Diaries  and  The Physics of the Buffyverse “A promising first offer in a series that offers plenty of appeal for middle-grade and middle school readers.­”— Kirkus   “ Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab has the perfect formula:  Mega-watts of funny writing plus
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