This is a really fun kids book. If you have a middle school aged boy and you want to drag him away from those video games for a bit, well here is your chance. My son loved this book he is 13 and had a blast making the gadgets along with Nick and Tesla. The book not only tells a story with short chapters and a few cool pictures but it is loaded with science experiments and the making of gadgets like burglar alarms and electromagnets, with easy to follow instructions. It is set to go on sale November 5, 2013. It would make a great Christmas gift for your middle school aged kid.
Nick and Tesla are bright 12-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!