Dimensions: 10.4 ins X 8 ins X 0.4 ins
Build a spinning moor, a clicking telegraph, a working radio and a light flashing generator from basic materials. Designed to develop a deep understanding of how these inventions work Illustrations present central scientific concepts, allowing children to learn the "why" as well as the "how, taking how-it-works to a whole new level of clarity. The use of everyday materials in the projects contributes to the understanding of how things work.
Zippy text, computer-animated artwork, and simple step-by-step instructions make ElectroWizard: Inventions an excellent choice for teachers, homeschoolers, and other adults who want to teach their kids the magic of science. Dr. Penny Norman packs multiple educational and kid-friendly science lessons into her highly acclaimed activity kits; in 1997, this particular contribution earned a Scientific American Young Readers Book Award and the Parenting Magazine Gold Award. A colorful, notebook-size box opens to reveal a gorgeous 40-page project guide featuring artwork from award-winning computer animator Art Huff. Engaging, easy-to-follow experiments and study questions fill each page. But the best part can be seen through the peekaboo window: a plastic videocassette box packed with just about every item needed to complete each experiment, except the 1.5-volt battery (a D alkaline battery will work best). --Liane Thomas