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The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun
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The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun - Sample
Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family
They may no longer wear pocket protectors and horn-rimmed glasses, but you know who they are. Tech-savvy dads are brainy, innovative, and they know there is much more to quality time with the kids than playing chess. But they may not know how to make their passion for science and technology palatable for those they love. What they need is Geek Dad – Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share.
Do-It-Yourself Scientific Learning and Discovery Projects
Geek Dad is the ultimate DIY project guide for dads who want to see their children develop excitement for scientific learning and discovery. From finger painting with windup toys to aerial shots with a video camera attached to helium balloon, Geek Dad has a multitude of projects that will not only engage but also enlist the enthusiastic help of your little geek-lings. For our family it will be building the largest, sturdiest slip and slide this property has ever seen. Geek Dad will show us how. And when the weather forces us inside there is always model building with cake to keep creative little hands busy. Geek Dad includes a super helpful guide with difficulty levels, costs, and material lists for each project.
Breathe Life Into Your Family's Science Curriculum
Every project may not be suitable for your family; we just skip the chapter on game-based role-playing. But there are enough illustrated projects that a parent and child can do together, that this will breathe life into any homeschool family's science curriculum. Plus the author Ken Denmead, a professional civil engineer and father of two, anticipates a dedicated website for the book where a community of folks who have tried the projects and modified or even improved upon them can share their experience.
Build homemade robots from scratch
Write and direct simple stop-motion movies
Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more
NERF Dart Blowgun
Twenty-First-Century Superhero Cape
Trebuchet with LEGO Bricks
Hack Your own Sound Box
Go Medieval at Home with Make-Your-Own Weapons
Make Your Own Ray Gun
The Care and Feeding of Young Geeklings
Make Up Your Own Combat Card Game
Fantasy Gaming Terrain
High-Tech Treasure Hunt
Backyard Zip Line
Measure the Speed of Light with Chocolate
Toy Candy Molds
Dry Ice Ice Cream
Homemade Root Beer
Make Your Own Mini-Me
Create Stop-Motion Movies
Easy Electronic Music
Geeky Art Prints
Photoshop Your kids into Their LEGO Kits
Death Star Temari Ball
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