Wednesday, May 1

Nick & Tesla's Robot Army Rampage

Robot Army Rampage - When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos! In this robot-themed follow-up to Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab, the brother-and-sister duo build four different droids out of ordinary household objects—and illustrated instructions are included throughout the story, so you can build them, too! Make bristlebots that buzz, hoverbots that float above the ground, battlebots that duke it out, and more! Can Nick and Tesla catch the criminal mastermind—and foil his army of rampaging robots—before it's too late?

Learn more about Nikola Tesla and this series at our introductory post!

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  • pheromones
  • subliminal
  • chagrined
  • shambled
  • grunge
  • genial
  • billowing
  • innocuous
  • roiling
  • asphyxiating
  • rhetorical
  • forlornly
  • furrowed
  • flinched
  • begrudgingly
  • gravely
  • improvise
Document - Use your Free Lab Notebook for these!
  • Evaluate one of the research projects in your lab book.
  • Dr. Sakurai drives a Tesla. Write about recent breakthroughs in the electric car industry.
  • Uncle Newt is named Newton Galileo Holt. Write a paragraph comparing Uncle Newt to his namesakes.
  • How are Nick and Tesla alike?  How are they different?
  • This book ends with a cliffhanger.  What is the purpose of a cliffhanger?


  1. this sounds like an interesting book for budding science sleuths