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Molecubes Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Molecular puzzler is smart but a bit bland.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! Game Poster Image
age 11+
Environmental-issues sim teaches real-world solutions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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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 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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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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Storm Seekers Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Sharp forecasting game shows how weather patterns work.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Planet Mechanic Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Brief science sim lets kids play with a planet's properties.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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Wilderness Love Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Funny romcom about divorce has mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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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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Sokobond Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Clever game elegantly fuses puzzles with chemistry.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(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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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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Hammer of Witches Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
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Cell Command Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Deep science game teaches cell functionality via immersion.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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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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Terraria Game Poster Image
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age 11+
Finicky but fun Minecraft-style game set in a 2D world.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360
(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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Power Rangers Super Samurai Game Poster Image
age 11+
Kids mimic fighting on Kinect; filled with fantasy violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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