Getting geared up for science fair? Frank Einstein and his best pal, Watson, tackle some big science questions in Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, the first book in a new series by Jon Scieszka (rhymes with "Fresca").
Scientist and inventor, Frank Einstein, plans to win the Midville Science Prize, just like his Grandpa Al Einstein (not that “Al Einstein”). With a little help from Klink, a self-assembled, intelligent robot, and Klank, a mostly self-assembled and almost intelligent robot, he just might succeed – unless his nemesis T. Edison gets there first.
Questions and Activities
- You may have heard of some of the characters in this book before. Who are Einstein, Watson, Edison and Frankenstein?
- Build your own robot like Klink and Klank.
- Looking for some great ideas for your own science fair experiment? Try Science Online or Science Buddies for fun experiments for all ages.
- Grandpa Al uses a lot of idioms, like "Blow this pop stand." What are some other idioms?
- Edison calls Frank and Watson by many different names throughout the book. You may know Bert and Ernie, but who are Pinky and the Brain, Goofus and Gallant and Abbott and Costello?
- Many of Frank's experiments deal with chemical reactions. What are some that you know?
- Find more activities and a teaching guide at FrankEinsteinBooks.com.