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Explorer TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating docuseries delves deeply into science.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(1985)
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Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman TV Poster Image
age 12+
Complex physics made fun on interesting educational series.
Network: SCIENCE
(2010)
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The Infernals Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devilish comic adventure in hell mixes physics, philosophy.
By John Connolly
(2011)
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Planesrunner: Everness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Clever science fantasy will appeal to Philip Pullman fans.
By Ian McDonald
(2011)
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United Stats of America TV Poster Image
age 12+
Edutaining show features history, numbers, mild innuendo.
Network: History
(2012)
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Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Game Poster Image
age 12+
Superb puzzler is a smart treat for kids and their parents.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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Robots for iPad App Poster Image
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age 12+
Interactive app best for tweens, teens interested in robots.
Devices: iPad
(2013)
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Bomb: The Race to Build -- and Steal -- the World's Most Dangerous Weapon Book Poster Image
age 12+
Complex, suspenseful story of developing The Bomb.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2012)
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KidsRuby Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Download gives good background on coding, so-so instruction.
URL: http://kidsruby.com
(2013)
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Mozilla Thimble Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantastic online editor teaches kids to write the Web.
URL: https://thimble.mozilla.org/
(2015)
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Math Central Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Impressive depth and range will wow adults and kids alike.
URL: http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/index.php
(2013)
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Threatened Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense wilderness-survival tale warns of chimpanzee peril.
By Eliot Schrefer
(2014)
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DragonBox Algebra 12+ App Poster Image
age 12+
Fantastic approach to learning algebra through gameplay.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows app
(2014)
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The Numbers Game TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fun look at statistics, social behavior has intense images.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Alive Inside Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Inspiring, tween-friendly docu on music's impact on memory.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Offworld Trading Company Game Poster Image
age 12+
Commerce trumps combat in unique strategy game.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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Mimo: Learn how to code through interactive tutorials and quizzes! App Poster Image
age 12+
Mini-lessons build big coding know-how for tweens to adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Into the Inferno Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Fascinating docu explores volcanoes and scientific passion.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fun Science: A Guide to Life, the Universe and Why Science Is So Awesome Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTube superstar makes learning about the cosmos fun.
By Charlie McDonnell
(2016)
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