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Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, Revised Edition: Turn a penny into a radio, change milk into plastic, make a dozen STEM projects with everyday things, and other amazing feats

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A must-have for fans of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, this revised and updated edition will help you transform ordinary objects into the extraordinary! Prepare yourself for almost any situation, including 10 never-before-seen projects focused on STEM and Maker initiatives.


Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your wallet is a fake? Or
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is a fantastic book for STEM projects and ideas and afew of them I want to try with my children as experiments.
There's some fantastic ideas for so many things and it made me think how usefull this book would be during an apocalypse!
The book shows drawings of the methods and items and Some real photographs of the end experiment/project would have been really good.
Diane Hernandez
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
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It is amazing how many advanced items can be made from objects around the typical home. Who knew you could be a MacGyver as long as you have the Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, Revised Edition?

Use a magnet to detect a counterfeit bill? Build a battery out of basically anything? My health insurer sent me home with the instructions included here to make a frozen gel back for a sprain. These are interesting and low-cost ideas for STEM projects with no upper age limit. The second part has more
Amit Verma
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
When I read first few pages of the book, I was afraid that it is an academic collection of most difficult things you can do; as an science enthusiast and it all appeared very difficult.
Making power ring, glue from milk and other stuff.
But as I reached further really useful stuff came up.
Honestly few things like making difficult gadgets with common stuff is little difficult for a general amateure scientifically curious reader.
But there are a lot of simple and useful things.
Like making battery
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a very interesting and handy red. Tons of useful ideas. The directions and sketched illustrations leave a little something to be desired as they arent terribly helpful but otherwise its a very informative read. This book also spends a great deal of time crafting small motors without much information on what to use them for and I honestly found the survival skills the handiest. I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader.

Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things is a collection of ideas, projects, and tutorials for nifty STEM-based activities using easily acquired household items. Originally published in 2003, this reformat and re-release, due out 3rd March 2020 from Andrews McMeel has 192 pages and will be available in paperback and ebook formats.

This is a fun and layman accessible book with lots of science based tips and tricks. The projects are arranged roughly
Ms. Yingling
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
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When I was young, my idea of science was putting string and salt on an ice cube. I remember having a few books something like this, but my parents never seemed to have the patience to do the activities with me (even though they were educators), and I soon lost interest

This was a very cool book, and were my children about 6-12, I would certainly have been glad of a copy, and would have worked through activities with them. There is some fairly heavy duty science in
Jenny Houle
Mar 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Im not really sure what I was expecting. It does what the title says, but several of the things just felt like they were a stretch. Overall just blah to me ...more
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, read-in-20
Received via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

This is a really fascinating, but pretty confusing, guide. I would argue about the term "everyday things", because a lot of stuff listed here, I don't think I've ever had in my house? But I'm probably in the minority on that.

There's something for everyone here, curious kids to bored adults. There are things that are absolutely useful ideas, like how to make a homemade fire extinguisher. Yes, you should probably have a real one,
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is a quirky book for those with an experimental attitude and a curiosity about the unusual. I found myself constantly wondering what age-group is the intended audience.

The book is filled with detailed instructions (accompanied by very poor hand-drawn illustrations) about how to make things that as far as I'm concerned are of little value, other than to say "I did this".

Count me as disappointed! I cannot recommend this book.

I do appreciate NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Very creative, innovative ideas with items you have in your home. Instrustions were simple and easy to follow.The only thing that could improve this are actual pictures of the results.
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