Nick And Tesla's High-voltage Danger Lab: A Mystery With Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, And Other…

Hardcover | November 5, 2013

byBob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

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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!

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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 o...

“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 nomine...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7.3 × 5.26 × 0.8 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Quirk BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594746486

ISBN - 13:9781594746482

Customer Reviews of 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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Rated 4 out of 5 by from I always wanted a burglar alarm in my room! When was the last time you read a science mystery book? My bet is never. In Steve Hockensmith’s new book “Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab,” Nick and Tesla are in for the adventure of their lives when they go to visit their uncle for the summer. After accidently launching a rocket into the yard of an abandoned house and finding a mysterious girl in the upstairs window, the kids start to get curious and each question leads to another. The kids use science and great detective work to uncover the startling truth. I liked this book because it taught me how to do real experiments in the story. You get to make things like bottle rocket launcher and burglar alarms. I always wanted a burglar alarm in my room to keep my sister out! It’s neat how Nick and Tesla used science to solve the mystery and made science fun and interesting to learn for the reader. The story was really suspenseful and even the ending surprised me. You don’t need to love science to love this book. Anyone that likes a good mystery book will really like this. How many experiments from the book will you try?
Date published: 2013-11-05

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“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 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 giga-hertz of hands-on science equals fun to the billionth power!”—Chris Grabenstein, New York Times best selling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library   “Suspenseful, funny, and loaded with do-it-yourself robots, rockets, and burglar alarms. Nick and Tesla are an unforgettable new detective team, sure to inspire an entirely new generation of scientists and readers. Can’t wait for the next book!”—Amy Herrick, author of The Time Fetch   “A book with action, adventure, mystery, humor -- and instructions on how to build rockets and robots.  What more could young readers possibly want?  'Nick & Tesla' is a great book that will keep your kids enthralled with its intriguing story -- and inspire them with its clever science experiments.  I can't wait for the further adventures of these fascinating characters.”—Stuart Gibbs, Edgar-nominated author of Spy School and Belly Up   “I love the book! It combines science, intrigue and great fiction together in a wild ride for the reader. Nothing tickles me more than seeing a story really charged up with science. And the projects are so much fun! More please!”—Lynn Brunelle, four-time Emmy Award–winning writer for “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and the author of Pop Bottle Science   “What kid wouldn't want to join Nick and Tesla and their wacky family? This is a great way for budding scientists to have fun while exploring the intricacies of physics, chemistry, and more--up close, personal, and hands-on!”—Jane Hammerslough, author of Owl Puke: The Book and Dino Poop: And Other Remarkable Remains of the Past   “Pflugfelder and Hockensmith debut a captivating series about crime-solving kid inventors in the spirit of Tom Swift and Alvin Fernald. But Nick and Tesla give us what their literary predecessors always omitted: blueprints for whiz-bang inventions that kids can actually build themselves (with some adult assistance). Electromagnets, tracking devices, rockets and the like. Hands-on science has never been so cool.”—Joseph D'Agnese, author of Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci