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Do you like building contraptions?  If so, my ds wants me to share with you his favorite pc building game.  The Incredible Machine  Even More Contraptions Contraptionsis a great way to put your problem solving skills to the test and solve puzzles using all sorts of tools like levers, pulleys, cheese and more! 

Do you remember the old Rube Goldberg puzzles or the old Mousetrap Game? Mousetrap_1 Well, this is just the pc version!  ( A free demo download is available on the net, but I can’t seem to locate a link.)  We have had the demo version for a few years. 

My young Mr. Edison(10) loves this game.   I managed to finish the demo…but not with a lot of patient coaching from my ds…we have all enjoyed this one.  One feature of the game has a way for you to make your own contraptions and write your own directions for them.  The full version has an added feature so that you can create and share your original contraptions with others.   

Young Mr. Edison has a few more recommendations for you…so stay tuned! ;o)

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Science Fun!

My ds (10) is a born inventor.  He started at the ripe old age of three ~stringing up contraptions all over the house with found items…like his elder twin sisters’ stockings, cardboard tubes, drinking straws, rubber bands, and packing tape…just to name a few…the list goes on and on and on!!

His new favorite site to visit and imitate is Steve Spangler Science.  They have a great science "toy" catalog that he loves to pick from for birthdays and Christmas.  If you go to his site, you can click on videos that demonstrate so many cool science concepts. …OOOH! Don’t doubt!  They aren’t just scientific concepts though, it is FUN!  Click on See the Videos and you will have everyone surrounding you at the computer!  And!  Here is Steve’s Blog.

If you head over to the Bruggietales site you will see some similar experiments with soda and mentos.  Thank you, David for the videos!

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