Make brilliant land vehicles from simple everyday items and discover the engineering behind each model! You'll see how some wooden skewers and a soft drink can come together to create an electric car, and how plastic balls, wire, and rubber bands can make a dragster. Get the gear, get in gear, and do some serious road running!
Be your own robotics engineer and watch these clever machines come to life. But remember, you're in charge! Learn how to create robots like the Intrepid Eggsplorer, the Tightrope Trickster, and Perfect Penbot with materials like paper clips, rubber bands, cork, and other everyday objects. Put all the pieces together, add some googly eyes, and prepare for some super-mechanized fun and games.
Build your very own planes and rockets! All you need are easy-to-find items and these incredible ideas. Find out how to make a glider, helicopter, a parachute, and more with objects like pencils, washers, and a plastic bag. Just put the pieces together to get up, up, and away-flying like the birds!
Create an origami menagerie including a cute guinea pig, floppy-eared rabbit, delicate butterfly, leaping frog, and more. Projects increase in difficulty so readers can learn new visual spatial skills and build on them.
Create handmade origami gifts for your friends and family, such as a pencil case, a gift box, or a paper flower bouquet. Step-by-step instructions and photographs guide readers through projects of varied difficulty. Crafters will increase visual-spatial reasoning skills while having fun.
Construct an arsenal of mini-models of large launchers, based on siege weapons used throughout history. Wheel them out as you conduct a siege and load your catapults with raisins or marshmallows, and learn about history along the way.
Make models of castles and little knights, and plan a medieval battle scene that uses the mini-launchers from other books in this series. Deploy your launchers, jump to your stations, and attack! And learn about history along the way.
Make a set of traps and triggers powered by rubber bands and inspired by real-life devices. Choose your target and area of operation, hide your traps and triggers, and wait. And learn about history along the way!
Make and test drive origami machines, including a car, a van, and even a rocket. Readers are guided through projects of varied difficulty with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The crafts build visual-spatial reasoning skills while providing an outlet for creativity.
Bring your favorite dinosaurs to life with these exciting origami projects. Create a scary T. Rex, a mighty Diplodocus, and a spiky Stegosaurus. Step-by-step instructions guide readers through projects of varied difficulty, building visual-spatial reasoning skills and increasing the fun!
Make a giant fountain from a soda pop bottle, write messages in invisible ink, and blow monster bubbles! Use readily available items and simple step-by-step instructions to create these amazing science projects. Discover the science behind each experiment, and have fun sharing with your friends and family. It squeezes, it stretches, it flows, it makes crystals, it's matter!
Make a camera from cardboard, create stereographic images, and start a campfire with ice! These amazing science projects use readily available items and have simple step-by-step instructions. Discover the science behind each experiment. They're quick to make and fun to show your friends and family. It lets you see in color, in 3D, close up, and far away, it's light!
Make a robot from a toothbrush, send Morse code messages by telegraph, and create your own lightning! These amazing science projects use readily available items and have simple step-by-step instructions. Discover the science behind each quick experiment, and have fun showing your friends and family. It moves, it spins, it flashes, it glows--it's electricity!