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Prototype This!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

High-tech inventions will wow curious families.

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Whether you're an aspiring inventor or still stumped by the genius behind the paper clip, you'll be fascinated by this intriguing series. Sure, we've all had big ideas about designing the world's first full-body airbag, but how many of us have actually sat down at the drawing board and started designing it? That's the kind of challenge this impressive team of experts faces, and they leave no stone unturned in their quest to create a viable prototype for each scenario. After all, what good is a freefall airbag if it can't deploy itself in an emergency, fill with just the right amount of air to break an otherwise fatal tumble, and then deflate enough to cushion the landing?

Prototype This has it all -- a likeable cast of experts who clearly enjoy what they do, plenty of educational value, low-lying messages about teamwork and respecting one another's strengths, and real-world examples of solving problems and turning mistakes into learning experiences. Not only are the final products a wonder, but the entire design and testing process is a captivating journey through the world of cutting-edge technology and its applications for the future. So encourage your family to put on their thinking caps and join forces for this fun, thought-provoking series.

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