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Nikola Tesla for Kids
Nikola Tesla for Kids

Nikola Tesla for Kids

His Life, Ideas, and Inventions, with 21 Activities

For Kids series


144 Pages, 11 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.99 (CA $22.99) (US $16.99)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9780912777214

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jul 2019)


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Discover the life and work of Tesla, holder of more than 300 patents, speaker of eight languages, and inventor of FM radios, remote controls, robots, and more

Nikola Tesla was a physicist, electrical engineer, and world-renowned inventor whose accomplishments faded into oblivion after his death in 1943. Some considered this eccentric visionary to be a "mad" scientist, but many of his ideas and inventions that were deemed impossible during his lifetime have since become reality. He is now acknowledged to have invented the radio ahead of Marconi. Tesla was undeniably eccentric and compulsive. Among other things, Tesla developed generators, fluorescent tubes, neon lights, and a small remote-controlled boat. He also helped design the world's first hydroelectric plant at Niagara Falls. Nikola Tesla for Kids is the story of Nikola Tesla's life and ideas, complete with a time line, 21 hands-on activities, and additional resources to better understand his many accomplishments.Kids will:  •Construct an electric circuit•Explore Tesla's birthplace online•Investigate the nature of electromagnetic waves•Mix up batch of fluorescent slime•"Visit" the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition •Build a soda bottle submarine•And more!


"a winning tribute to a scientific dreamer who was both a man of his times and, often, well ahead of them."  --Kirkus Reviews

" a natural fit for any school library or classroom." --Foreword Reviews

"It's very highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review

"This is a definite 5 star book. Perfect for book reports, STEM classes, and independent reading." --Devoted Mommy of 3

"A useful addition to a library serving middle grade students who enjoy biographies, science, and scientific activities." --School Library Journal Online

"Offered so much in terms of science and STEM learning" — Inspired by Savannah

"An outstanding supplement to school materials for older kids."—Rhapsody in Books

"An interesting book for kids."—Valdosta Daily Times Online

Author Biography

Amy M. O'Quinn is a former teacher and the author of Marie Curie for Kids. She is also a freelance educational writer who has contributed to Jack and Jill, Learning Through History, Guideposts for Kids, Highlights for Children, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and Homeschooling Today.