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The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge Book Poster Image
age 8+
A hefty science lesson mixed with tips on taking action.
By Joanna Cole
(2010)
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HowStuffWorks TV Poster Image
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age 8+
Smart, fascinating choice for curious families.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2008)
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Space Physics App Poster Image
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age 8+
Clever physics game can be tricky on small screens.
Devices: Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Design Squad Global Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Fun PBS site introduces kids to engineering.
URL: http://pbskids.org/designsquad
(2012)
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DIY Nano App Poster Image
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age 8+
Spark big interest in tiny things on this super science app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
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Ruby Goldberg's Bright Idea Book Poster Image
age 8+
Warm story of science-lover learning to be a good friend.
By Anna Humphrey
(2013)
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Curiosity Machine Website Poster Image
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age 8+
Open-ended STEM challenges support innovative thinking.
URL: https://www.curiositymachine.org
(2014)
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Secret Coders, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun, funny graphic novel promotes programming.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2015)
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Journey to Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Stunning visuals in short docu about modern space program.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Powerful true story of African American women at NASA.
By Margot Lee Shetterly
(2016)
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At the Bottom of the World: Jack and the Geniuses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Bill Nye's passion, humor shine in science-rich mystery.
By Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
(2017)
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Fight for Space Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Thoughtful docu about space program urges return to cosmos.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Chasing Space Young Reader's Edition Book Poster Image
age 8+
Stellar memoir of an elite athlete and astronaut's journey.
By Leland Melvin, Laurie Caulkhoven
(2017)
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The Friendship Code: Girls Who Code, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girls learn coding, solve problems in fun, easy mystery.
By Stacia Deutsch
(2017)
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EngiNerds, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rogue robots, realistic friendships in smart series launch.
By Jarrett Lerner
(2017)
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Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun hands-on projects, inspiration for different thinkers.
By Temple Grandin
(2018)
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Inventing Tomorrow Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Feel-good teen-scientist docu ideal for STEM-focused kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Science Fair Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Compelling, entertaining docu about teen science geniuses.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan uses science to save world in fast-paced adventure.
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
(2018)
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JigSpace App Poster Image
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age 8+
Cool virtual models for learning; AR has limitations.
Devices: iPhone, iPad
(2019)
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