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Leonardo da Vinci: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself    by Maxine Anderson order for
Leonardo da Vinci
by Maxine Anderson
Order:  USA  Can
Nomad, 2014 (2014)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This hands-on history book not only provides some interesting information about the Renaissance and the life of Leonardo da Vinci but it also offers a series of projects based on da Vinci's inventions.

Using the information found here you can transform a plastic milk jug into a masque mask, learn to make paint from dirt and an egg yolk, and create a camera obscura with a tennis ball canister or large box, as well as fashion shoes that will enable you to walk on water.

Each project comes with a list of materials needed and easy-to-follow instructions. There's also an explanation that connects da Vinci to the project and explains how and why he spent his time on this idea or invention.

Science teachers and parents home schooling a child will find this book a useful resource with some excellent ideas on how to engage a youngster with some hands-on work that uses scientific principles and teaches the young person a little bit about the Renaissance period.

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