Steven Caney's Invention Book

Steven Caney's Invention Book

by Steven Caney
     
 

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You Can Build a Better Mousetrap

You can also rig up a Bubble Bath Bucket using a tin can, a shoelace, and a bar of soap. You can make a bookend for records that is a record, and a Bookshelf Safe for valuables that is a book. There's a hammock to fashion from nothing but tightly rolled newspapers and clothesline, and still more: fly catchers and back

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You Can Build a Better Mousetrap

You can also rig up a Bubble Bath Bucket using a tin can, a shoelace, and a bar of soap. You can make a bookend for records that is a record, and a Bookshelf Safe for valuables that is a book. There's a hammock to fashion from nothing but tightly rolled newspapers and clothesline, and still more: fly catchers and back scratchers, minimum-maximum constructions, a Funnel String Dispenser, a Portable Bleacher Pillow. Steven Caney's Invention Book leads kids ages 10 and up directly into the world of creativity. Caney shows kids how to get started tinkering on their own. He tells the stories beind many products that are now household words and urges consideration of hundreds of invention possibilities, such as a Robot Referee or a Loose Tooth Puller-both of which remain in dire need of invention at this very moment. Illustrations and photographs throughout.

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Children's Literature
This clever book presents a comprehensive introduction to the world of inventing. Young inventors will treasure this fascinating collection of illustrations, diagrams, photographs, charts, activity ideas, advice, facts, and stories. This resource highlights each step of the invention process: getting started, creating an inventor's workshop, keeping a notebook, planning, developing prototypes and product names, applying for patents, and marketing the final product. The author also provides twenty-five intriguing stories about common inventions such as chocolate chip cookies, earmuffs, milk bottles, and zippers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894800764
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Steven Caney is the author of Toybook, Playbook, and Kids' America. He is on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design and maintains his own design business outside of Boston.

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