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Putting Mobile Observatory into kids' hands is like giving them full access to an observatory and a planetarium along with a docent to guide them on their self-paced tour. The amount of information is mind-boggling, and the options for viewing and learning about the night sky are impressive.

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In this simulation game, players attempt to decimate the Earth's population by creating a constantly evolving supervirus. That's not a good goal in real life, of course, but teens will pick up some biology and social-studies concepts as they play.

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Common Sense Tips

  • Discuss how a mix of playing, reading, and interacting with others makes for a balanced day.
  • If your kid loves to read, the ability to immediately download the next book in a series, a resource for homework, or a rainy-day read is a major benefit.