The Dangerous Book for Boys Essential Electronics kit presents electronics every kid should know through fun, engaging, and impressive experiments and activities. Read a brief history of the research and discoveries associated with electricity and electronics. A full-color, 32-page, manual guides you through 30 hands-on experiments. Don’t let the name fool you, It’s a great kit for boys and girls!

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  • Anonymous

    Why is it CALLED “For Boys” then? See this is just one way girls are discouraged from their interest in science and engineering. WHY NOT JUST CALL IT THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR KIDS? Horrible.

    • Marc de Vinck

      You make a very good point. This kit is based on the book “Dangerous Book for Boys”, and I agree, the term “kids” might be a better choice. They do have a few “girl” versions of the book, the “Daring Book for Girls” and the “Double-Daring book for Girls”, but then why leave out the boys? We need more kids interested in science and engineering, boys & girls alike!

  • Zef

    I have to agree that the naming convention is appalling. As a female geek this sort of thing really makes my blood boil.