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Nick and Tesla's Super-Cyborg Gadget Glove: A Mystery with a Blinking, Beeping, Voice-Recording Gadget Glove You Can Build Yourself Hardcover – October 7, 2014
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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
“Authors Pflugfelder and Hockensmith are improving the series with each outing.”—School Library Journal
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NICK AND TESLA’S SUPER-CYBORG GADGET GLOVE by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith is the latest book in this popular science mystery series for middle grade youth. In this installment, the twins must figure out what’s making the animatronic scientists in a special museum exhibit go haywire. The amateur inventors add gadgets to their cyborg glove to help them solve the mystery. Young science lovers will enjoy references to everyone from Marie Curie to Albert Einstein. They’ll also enjoy building their own gadget glove complete with an LED signal light, ultra-loud emergency alarm, digital sound recorder, and UV secret message revealer.
Be sure to check out the other books in the series including HIGH-VOLTAGE DANGER LAB, ROBOT ARMY RAMPAGE, and SECRET AGENT GADGET BATTLE.
To learn more about the books as well as the science projects, go to the Nick and Tesla page at http://nickandtesla.com/. Educators can also download guides for using the books with students.
To see Science Bob demonstrate projects from the books, go to http://nickandtesla.com/videos/. The videos are an excellent way to learn to make the projects described in the books.
Looking for more? The HowToons website at http://www.howtoons.com/ contains endless D.I.Y. project comics. Each comic contains an engaging science project.
Nick and Tesla are helping their Uncle Newt to restore an animatronic hall of scientists for the grand re-opening of a museum. For some reason the animatronic scientists keep going dangerously haywire. It is up to Nick and Tesla and their friends to figure out why. Is it sabotage or is robo-geddon finally here? Along the way they build a super-cyborg gadget glove to help them on their mission.
This was another well done Nick and Tesla book. This has a fun mystery for the brother-sister duo to solve. The mystery actually feels a bit like a Scooby-Doo story in this case.
There are only three inventions to make in this book (less than previous books, and one is pretty much a repeat of an invention in a previous book). However it is kind of cool that all of the inventions go into one “Gadget Glove”. It was nice that the inventions/gadgets were tied together in some way and went along with the story theme.
The story is mainly a mystery with Nick, Tesla, and their friends trying to unravel clues to figure out what the really problem is with the animatronics. I enjoyed how the whole book was set in an old museum. I also enjoyed learning a little bit about all of the scientists being represented by animatronics.
I was a little disappointed by the lack in progress of the main storyline involving the disappearance of Nick and Tesla’s mom and dad. We are feed little tidbits here and there. The mystery does also loosely tie into this main story but there are no major developments.
Overall this was a fun read and I enjoyed it. Middle grade readers who love mysteries, spy stories, and science will really enjoy this whole series..