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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 Hardcover – November 5, 2013
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Gr 4–6—Twins Nick and Tesla are sent to stay with their uncle while their parents travel abroad. Uncle Newt is a mad scientist, which suits the kids, who are both science enthusiasts. When they make a rocket that lands in the yard of a creepy house, they discover that not only are the grounds protected by Rottweilers, but there's a girl on the second floor who urges them to leave. Meeting up with neighborhood kids DeMarco and Silas, they investigate and find a suspicious SUV following them and a nefarious plot they help to foil. Narrator MacLeod Andrews does a terrific job fully voicing this adventure, making the twins distinguishable and giving every other character a unique voice. Andrews is able to show Nick's cautious nature and Silas's fear. Because the text contains science projects the readers can build, Andrews does his best with the list of items needed and the instructions, though there are references to a booklet that is not included. The experiments sound difficult and most need adult assistance, but kids will likely be fascinated if they can get them to work. The characters are clever and empathetic, while the plot is fast-paced though ridiculous. Recommended for larger collections, especially those with budding scientists.—C.A. Fehmel, St. Louis County Library, MO --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Eleven-year-old twins Nick and Tesla are a little gloomy about spending the summer with their eccentric inventor uncle, Newt, while their parents are overseas. But once Newt gives them free rein of his very messy, probably very dangerous lab, they’re a little more optimistic. Their inventions—the illustrated directions for which are included in each chapter—lead them to a creepy mansion guarded by rottweilers and thugs, where a ghostly girl lurks in the upper windows. Brave, no-nonsense Tesla and slightly skittish Nick are well-rounded, bright kids who use deductive reasoning to build gadgets and outsmart the thugs. Though some inventions are potentially hazardous—an electromagnet made out of a battery and a nail, for instance, could burn little fingers—Pflugfelder, an elementary-school science teacher, carefully warns readers of the potential dangers. Apart from the tantalizing experiments, the authors have crafted an engaging, entertaining mystery peppered with intrepid kids, perilous action, and a cartoonishly silly absentminded inventor. Though Nick and Tesla successfully solve this STEM-themed mystery, a planned sequel means there are plenty more gadget-fueled investigations in their future. Grades 4-7. --Sarah Hunter
Top customer reviews
After an eventful beginning with a botched science experiment, the uncle leaves to take a shower, telling the kids, "don't touch this, DEFINITELY don't touch that, this will melt a hole through the floor, and this will cause an explosion if you let these two mix. Otherwise, GO NUTS!"
This book is such a fun read, both my daughter and I took turns reading and couldn't stop until we had finished! When we did, it was off to our own lab to construct some of the awesome projects that are written about inside! The instructions were easy to follow, the science behind the projects nicely explained, and the level of fun was through the roof. We built a mentos and diet coke powered rocket kitty, and have been racing them with the neighborhoods kids ever since!
This book is AWESOME. It's fun, motivating, and totally filled with science. It's still our favorite science book for kids!