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Spider-Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
A popcorn pleasure with heart, soul, and insight.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Godzilla Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Honey We're Killing the Kids TV Poster Image
age 11+
Change habits or die early -- for tweens and up.
Network: TLC
(2005)
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The Underneath Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Gripping story is loving, lyrical, but has brutal violence.
By Kathi Appelt
(2008)
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Spider-Man 3 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Kids will be dazzled, but the story falls short of No. 2.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Bering Sea Gold TV Poster Image
age 11+
Alaska-themed docuseries with rough and risky gold miners.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings Game Poster Image
age 11+
Fab expansion to historical sim adds religion to the mix.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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Space.com Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Explore the final frontier with multimedia space resource.
URL: http://www.space.com/
(2013)
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Spongelab Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Science community shows real promise despite tech glitches.
URL: http://www.spongelab.com
(2013)
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The Ozone Hole Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Mediocre design buries useful ozone layer facts.
URL: http://www.theozonehole.com
(2013)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Backyard Oil TV Poster Image
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age 11+
Oil digging reality is mild, but not much to interest kids.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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Science News for Students Website Poster Image
age 11+
Up-to-date STEM stories could inspire budding scientists.
URL: https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students
(2013)
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flOw Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Beautifu, unique game about microorganism survival.
Platforms: Mac, PSP, PlayStation 3, Windows
(2006)
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Google Earth Website Poster Image
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age 11+
Zoom in or out, see the whole world on this virtual globe.
URL: http://www.google.com/earth/
(2013)
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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Game Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant expansion makes Civ V more edifying than ever.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
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Impulse Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Fine physics puzzler doesn't stand out in crowded genre.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPod
(2012)
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Origin: Spirits of the Past Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Gorgeous anime with strong pro-environment message.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Lord of Opium Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
By Nancy Farmer
(2013)
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