The Desperate Case of the Diamond Chip – Book


When the Russian scientist Professor Gufov accuses Clinton of stealing his invention, all Mae and Clinton want to do is get away and work on their science project. But that’s before a Dudette from the future tells them about the Galactic Academy of Science and sends them on a mission back in time to beef up their scientific knowledge. Mae and Clinton meet Dmitri Mendeleev, Niels Bohr, John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Robert Noyce. They break up a seance, escape the Gestapo, jump from a plane, and then return with enough understanding of how electronics work that they can tackle the mystery of the Russian scientist and search for the missing diamond chip.

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Product Description


Pendred Noyce is a physician, educator, and children’s author dedicated to science education. In 1992, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in memory of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip) and founder of Intel. The foundation supports math and science education for K-12 students. During nine years helping to lead a statewide math/science improvement effort in Massachusetts, Penny worked on standards, assessment, partnerships, teacher training, and parent involvement. During that period Massachusetts rose to become the top-scoring state in the US. Penny’s past published writing includes a 2011 book she co-edited for Harvard Education Press on formative assessment in math, science, and literacy. She is also the author of the award-winning middle-grade Lexicon Adventure series from Scarletta Press.

Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Tumblehome Learning; 1st edition (April 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985000805
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985000806
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces