“Science Bob” Pflugfelder, author of Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to conduct experiments using centripetal force, with the help of Scandal actress Kerry Washington.
Science Bob is a real science teacher in Newton, Massachusetts and a first-time author who conceived the series as a way to get kids excited about science. Main characters Nick and Tesla, a shoutout to the famous inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more.
Students are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. An accompanying teacher’s guide is also available for the book here.