Awesome Builds for Smart Makers
Juvenile: Age (years) from 10 - 14, Grade (US) from 5 - 9
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / General
Oct 01, 2019
8.75 x 11.13 x 0.68 in
This DK children’s book for ages 11-14 is brimming with exciting, educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.
Keep your siblings out of your room with a brilliant bedroom alarm, power a propellor motorboat, make a thermoelectric phone charger, build a set of speakers, and construct a crane by following step-by-step instructions and using affordable equipment. Tech Lab will engage budding scientists and engineers as they experiment, invent, trial, and test technology, electronics, and mechanics at home.
Simple steps with clear photographs take readers through the stages of each low-cost project, with fact-filled panels to explain the science behind each one, and to fascinate them with real-world examples.
With an increasing focus across school curricula on encouraging children to explore STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths), Tech Lab is the perfect companion for any inquisitive child with an interest in how the worlds of science experiments and technology work, and why."
This title brings together the best tech projects using electricity, motors, buzzers, and more.
UK edition to include a foreword written by Professor Robert Winston.
In association with the Smithsonian Institution in the US.
Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution.
Written by Maker Lab author Jack Challoner.
Follows the success of Maker Lab (2016), which has sold nearly 150,000 copies in the US alone.
Clear, step-by-step approach with simple explanations of the science behind each project.
Newly commissioned photography for all projects in the book.
Projects are created using low-cost components that can be found easily in hardware stores or online.
Marketing: Major pre-publication consumer/trade/educator buzz campaign
National/Regional consumer/educator/trade advertising campaign
Social media campaign across all platforms
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Feature on dk.com
Publicity: Author interviews and event appearances
National trade/education/consumer press outreach
Educational/consumer awards nominee