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Build a Better Mousetrap: Make Classic Inventions, Discover Your Problem Solving Genius, and Take the Inventor's Challenge [Paperback]

By Ruth Kassinger (Author)
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Offers activities, challenges, and step-by-step instructions for making a variety of classic inventions, including a periscope, a stethoscope, a hovercraft, solar water heater, and mousetrap.

Publishers Description
Discover the secrets behind some amazing inventions
Through observation, experimentation, and perseverance, humans through the ages have managed to solve a whole array of perplexing problems. These solutions have included such incredible inventions as the parachute, the periscope, the solar water heater, the suspension bridge, the stethoscope, and many more. Now, with Build a Better Mousetrap in hand, you too can experience your own Eureka moments of inspiration and sharpen your problem-solving skills as well, while you explore the history and science behind some of the world's most exciting inventions.
With this collection of fascinating, hands-on projects you'll discover the answers to such intriguing questions as: Who invented the hovercraft? Why is there a hole in the top of a parachute? What is an Aerobie and why does it fly so well? And you'll be encouraged to come up with your own awesome inventions. With easy-to-follow instructions on how to make everything from a rocket, to a kaleidoscope, to a bottle organ, Build a Better Mousetrap is filled with enough exciting projects and challenges to get you started on a lifetime of invention.

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Item Specifications...


Studio: Wiley
Pages   112
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.06" Width: 8.46" Height: 0.37"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 14, 2003
Publisher   John Wiley And Sons
Age  9-12
ISBN  0471395382  
ISBN13  9780471395386  
UPC  723812395385  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! RUTH KASSINGER is a writer, teacher, and consultant. She is the author of Wiley's Reinvent the Wheel and has written many articles on science and technology for such publications as the Washington Post, Smithsonian, and Science Weekly.

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GREAT!  Jan 7, 2010
This book was really great--it's very similar to Reinvent the Wheel but has all new projects. You get the same good mix of history and hands-on science. My sisters and I had a lot of fun building the inventions!
 

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