Estimated Cost per Kit: $17.00
Difficulty Level: Low
Goal: Use the linking sticks and popsicle sticks to build anything of your choice. Options may include:
Building or structure
Piece of furniture
Form of transportation
Laser cut pieces from 1/8-inch Baltic Birch Plywood
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~25 Popsicle Sticks (We suggest colored Popsicle sticks.)
Small Sketchpad (Optional)
~5 Colored Pencils (Optional)
Maintenance of the Linking Sticks Kit is minimal as long as parts are returned. Also, as noted above, the sketchpad and the colored pencils are optional as we suggest that youth sketch their idea(s) before building.
By School Librarians and Media Specialists
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IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT
by Andrea Beaty
Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up!
WHOOSH! LONNIE JOHNSON’S SUPER-SOAKING STREAM OF INVENTIONS
by Chris Barton
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND: CREATING CURRENTS OF ELECTRICITY AND HOPE
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES
by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkable, she makes her first mistake.