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The Big Brain Theory TV Poster Image
age 10+
Science reality competition stresses teamwork, innovation.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
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Sky Map App Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent tool encourages appreciation of the universe.
Devices: Android, Windows app
(2013)
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SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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MapMaster - Geography game App Poster Image
age 10+
Speedy, addicting gameplay builds basic geography knowledge.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2013)
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Engineer Girl Website Poster Image
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age 10+
Excellent resource for budding engineers.
URL: http://www.engineergirl.org/
(2012)
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Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device Game Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting mystery teaches about physics and electricity.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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George and the Big Bang Book Poster Image
age 10+
Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.
By Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
(2012)
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Off the Hook: Extreme Catches TV Poster Image
age 10+
Enthusiastic host may lure tweens, but expect swearing.
Network: Animal Planet
(2010)
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Splice Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Fun but tricky puzzler provides players little guidance.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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The Great American Manhunt TV Poster Image
age 10+
Fascinating look at forensic evidence -- without the gore.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2012)
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My Side of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping, inspiring wilderness-survival adventure.
By Jean Craighead George
(1959)
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Meat Men TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Fascinating butcher show with rough-around-the-edges guys.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
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iLearn Solar System HD: Making Science Fun App Poster Image
age 10+
Grammar errors, unintuitive interface make space app a dud.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Crush 3D Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Unusual puzzler cleverly uses perspective, but it's hard.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2012)
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SSX Game Poster Image
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SSX
age 10+
Extraordinarily fun, over-the-top snowboarding adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2012)
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Back in Time App Poster Image
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age 10+
Gorgeous textbook of 44 major events has universal appeal.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
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Sci-Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible TV Poster Image
age 10+
Look at far-out ideas could hook science-minded kids.
Network: SCIENCE
(2009)
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The 100-Mile Challenge TV Poster Image
age 10+
Reality docu is a mix of information and product promotion.
Network: Planet Green
(2009)
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Algodoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
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Ecopolis TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Fictitious city aids in preventing environmental disaster.
Network: Planet Green
(2008)
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