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Nick and Tesla's High Voltage Danger Lab by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. This middle grade mystery has a strong science focus. The main characters make a number of gadgets and the plans are included so that the readers can make the gadgets too. Here is the description of this book:
Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.Teaser:
In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun!
"Tez, what would you call Uncle Newt?" Nick said. "A fruitcake or a flake?"
"Dad always called him 'eccentric' when he talked about him."
"And Mom would just roll her eyes."