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Star Wars Maker Lab

Star Wars Maker Lab

by Liz Lee Heinecke and Cole Horton

Exciting Star Wars(TM) experiments for young scientists, makers, crafters, and creators

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow a kyber crystal? Or maybe use a beam of energy to explode a balloon, just like the Death Star? Now that’s possible!

With 20 amazing projects, Star Wars(TM) Maker Lab teaches the aspiring padawan how to become a master of science, in both the real world and the Star Wars galaxy. Using clear step-by-step instructions, the book guides home scientists and makers through each exciting experiment–from making Jabba’s gooey slime or a hovering landspeeder, to an Ewok catapult or a glowing Gungan Globe of Peace. Each experiment has fact-filled panels to explain real-world scientific principles and the scientific method, as well as the Star Wars science fiction from the movies.

With projects that are out of this world, this fantastic Star Wars book will keep children entertained for hours, making use of many household items such as cardboard tubes, baking soda, cornstarch, straws, balloons, and food coloring. There is also plenty to keep more adventurous scientists enthralled, with instructions on how to make a bristlebot mouse droid, lightsaber duel, Cloud City in a bottle, plus hoop gliders, musical instruments, and quicksand. Other fun experiments show readers how to freeze Han Solo in tonic-water carbonite, turn eggs into colorful planets, isolate DNA, create a tractor beam, harvest water like moisture farmers on Tatooine, and project images–or even messages–like R2-D2.

Star Wars Maker Lab supports STEAM topics and helps children to learn the basics of science by traveling through the Star Wars galaxy. May the (static) Force be with you!


Ages: 8-Up
ISBN: 9781465467126
Price: $19.99
Published by: DK Publishing, Inc.

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