This fresh collection of more than 20 science projectsfrom hydrogen fuel cells to computer-controlled radio transmittersis perfect for the tireless tinkerer. Innovative activities include taking detailed plant cell photographs through a microscope using a disposable camera; building a rocket engine out of aluminum foil, paper clips, and kitchen matches; and constructing a geodesic dome out of gumdrops and barbecue skewers. Organized by scientific topic, each chapter includes explanations of the physics, chemistry, biology, or mathematics behind the projects. Most of the devices can be built using common household products or components available at hardware or electronic stores, and each experiment contains illustrated step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams that make construction easy. No workbench warrior, science teacher, or grown-up geek should be without this idea-filled resource.
|Publisher:||Chicago Review Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Simon Quellen Field is the author of Gonzo Gizmos and creator of the popular website www.scitoys.com.