Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things: How to Make a Boomerang with a Business Card, Convert a Pencil into a Microphone, Make Animated Origami, Turn a TV ... Create Alternative Energy Science Projects
For folks who wonder why they keep tossing odds and ends in that junk drawer in the kitchen, Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things offers evidence that technology doesn't always have to come from Best Buy, Amazon.com, or Microsoft." --U.S. News and World Report
* Putterers, would-be inventers, and science-fair parents rejoice as Cy Tymony offers fifty new projects to bring out your inner MacGyver.
In the third book in Cy Tymony's Sneaky Uses series you will learn how to turn a piece of paper into a Frisbee, a business card into a boomerang, a TV tray into a robot, and more.
* Beginning with a complete list of materials and continuing through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions paired with helpful illustrations, most projects will be completed in just minutes using common items found around the house.
* Teachers, parents, scout leaders, and enterprising youngsters will use their ingenuity to turn ordinary, everyday objects into something extraordinary, like a pencil into a microphone, Walkman ear buds into an intercom, or a telephone cord into a motor. The book also includes bonus alternative-energy projects and a foreword by NPR's Science Friday host Ira Flatow.
One is all you need.
By rspsy - May 27, 2011
This is the third in the "Sneaky" series. Being the third in a series there are two ways to go. One way is to write whole new content thus adding to a series. Or the tack this author takes, repeat most of what is covered in the first two editions with minor updating on most of the projects.
The biggest update to this book came in the material at the end of the book on making a "Spy Jacket." This project was introduced in Sneaker Uses. It is elaborated on in this volume with several additions and updates to the first suggestions. It should be noted that if you are going to the air port, TSA will probably want to do enhanced screening if you are wearing or place this item in the x-ray machine to be scanned.
Never the less, it offers some fun things to do with 5 to 10 year olds.
Don't waist your money on Sneaky or Sneakier. Sneakiest has all the content from the first two versions.
Lots of projects and lots of fun
By Ramona "Ramona" - July 1, 2008
As someone who's never been too adept at science or really enjoyed it all that much, I got my first taste of sincere, scientific satisfaction when I swallowed up Sneakiest Uses. These little projects are so simple, and they work! Now I find I'm curious about the inner-workings of all kinds of things, and I'm just hoping my boyfriend doesn't catch me taking apart the microwave.
The Sneaky, Sneakier and Sneakiest Uses Trilogy
By W. T. Wilkinson "SCUBAPIRATE" - December 30, 2009
This review is for all three books in this series. The first note is they are clearly written for the 13 year old and under crowd. For them, it should stimulate the creative scientific gene in them, and open their imaginations to harmless scientific experimentation. So if there is a young burgeonoing, tinkering youngster in your life, these books could be the spark to spur them into some educational fun.
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