LEGO Chain Reactions is packed full of ideas, instructions, and inspiration for 10 LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Each machine alone is awesome, but put them together and you get incredible chain reactions. Then, combine the machines in any order you like to create your own chain reactions. Our team of experts worked with educators and 11-year-olds to invent the machines, then wrote a book that teaches the skills (and some of the physics behind the fun) kids need to create their own amazing chain reaction machines.Our book includes 33 special LEGO elements that combine with basic bricks from your collection to make your machines go. But don’t worry that you won’t have the right bricks; we worked with the folks at LEGO to make sure you’ll need only the most common bricks, and that there are plenty of substitutes. The result is a chain reaction of fun, as one thing leads to another and another and another.Comes with: 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, 1 platform
If Rube’s inventions are any indication, “normal” means something very different in the Goldberg household. For Rube, up is down, in is out, and the simplest path to accomplishing an everyday task—like brushing his teeth or getting dressed—is a humorously complicated one. Follow Rube as he sets out on a typical school day, overcomplicating each and every step from the time he wakes up in the morning until the time he goes to bed at night. This book features fourteen inventions, each depicting an interactive sequence whose purpose is to help Rube accomplish mundane daily tasks: a simple way to get ready for school, to make breakfast, to do his homework, and so much more.
Three volatile issues―race, rights, and taxes―drive American politics today. They have come to intersect with an entire range of domestic issues, from welfare policy to suburban zoning practices. In an explosive chain reaction, a new conservative voting majority has replaced the once-dominant Democratic presidential coalition, and a new polarization has pitted major segments of society against one another. How did this massive power shift occur? Thomas Byrne Edsall of The Washington Post and Mary D. Edsall provide answers in this compelling analysis, cited by Newsweek as "one of the book[s] that shape[d] the debate" in the 1992 presidential campaign.
In the third book in Simone Elkeles' New York Times bestselling YA contemporary romance series, Luis Fuentes must choose--his family's past or a future with Nikki Cruz, the girl he loves.Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives, but that has never stopped him from taking risks to feed his craving for adrenaline.Nikki Cruz lives by three rules--boys lie to get their way, don't trust a boy who says "I love you," and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. But when chemistry with south sider Luis becomes too hot to ignore, Nikki is tempted to break all her rules.Then a disturbing revelation about Luis's family puts him in the sights of Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood, who is determined to draw him into the gang life his brothers left behind. Will Luis's feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?Don't miss any of these other books from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles:The Perfect Chemistry TrilogyPerfect ChemistryRules of AttractionChain ReactionBetter Than Perfect
Fascinate your friends by completing an ordinary task in an extraordinary way. Learn to build 10 LEGO machines that can swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop. Then connect, rearrange, and experiment with the machines to create a chain reaction. With this book in hand and a handful of basic bricks from your LEGO collection, the only other thing you'll need is a little imagination.
With Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines, you’ll create thirteen zany and awesome mechanical contraptions using stuff from around the house.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines is inspired by the amazing artwork of renowned cartoonist, engineer, and inventor Rube Goldberg, whose wacky, imagined machines accomplished tasks by taking the most complicated route possible. This book invites kids to this wonderful world of creating crazy contraptions. In this entertaining and instructive book, mechanical engineer and educator Paul Long gives step-by-step instructions for making low-tech devices using everyday objects in inspired and ingenious ways. Create machines that flip a light switch, squeeze toothpaste, dispense candy, make music, and more. Each of the thirteen projects demonstrates how to build the machine's various elements, and explains how they work together to make a mind-boggling mechanism that delivers hours of fun and fascination. Also included are interesting sidebars on the science behind each gadget, plus tips and tricks for success.Build Your Own Chain Reaction Machines gives you the know-how to start your own fantastic chain reactions.
Regina is trying to understand this thing called love, while putting her heart in the hands of a man that doesn’t want or deserve it. Like countless others, Regina finds it almost impossible to let go. After giving so much of herself and getting nothing in return she finally gets pushed to her breaking point. Sometimes we wait too long to move on. Sometimes we wait too long to let go. Sometimes we just wait. When it comes to our heart, we should hold on to more of our chain than we let others control. Chain Reaction is a story of love, lust, confusion and betrayal. In the end, there is nothing left to do but apologize and forgive.
SHE NEEDS A LOVER AND A FIGHTERBlonde. Beautiful. Talented. Alexa Fairfax is practically Hollywood royalty. But growing up in a family of legendary movie stars also puts her in the spotlight for danger. And after she discovers a plot more deadly than any movie script, Alexa desperately needs a bodyguard. A man like Zack De Luca. A true friend with a good heart, a protective nature--and the hard, chiseled muscles to back it up.Zack has always been wildly attracted to Alexa. But since he's training day and night to be an MMA fighter, he's afraid his gorgeous friend will only distract him from his goal. Indescribably sweet and irresistibly sexy, Alexa needs Zack to pretend to be her boyfriend after her life is threatened. Now this fighter-in-training will have to fight his own intense feelings--to keep their little charade from turning into a major disaster . . .
Three years ago, rising cycling star Cal Scott abruptly quit his T Mobile team and returned to California, determined to abandon racing forever. Now Cal’s father has an offer: Join him for a trip to Italy for some recreational cycling, no strings attached. Cal suspects that his bulldog-defense-attorney father has another agenda; the trip coincides with Bassano del Grappa’s tortuous race up the slopes of Monte Grappa. In Italy, Cal comes under the tutelage of his father’s friend and famous cycling coach, Gianni Di Salvo, who brings Cal onto his team with the offer of all the support he needs to enter and win the race, if only he can get his head and heart right with racing again. Cal discovers the embers of racing still burn hot, as does his love for Di Salvo’s beautiful daughter, Daniella. Chain Reaction tells the story of Cal’s quest to purge himself of his past and discover that beyond the cutthroat side of pro cycling is the essence of the sport: being pushed beyond one’s limit to achieve the impossible.