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NOVA TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Stellar science series expands curious minds.
Network: PBS
(1974)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Mission to Mars Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
So-so sci-fi with some very intense scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Inspector Gadget Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Not nearly as good as the TV show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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Naked Science TV Poster Image
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age 10+
Science demystified; best for bigger kids.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2004)
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Science Fair Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Both hilarious and fast-paced -- a great vacation read.
By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
(2008)
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*batteries not included Movie Poster Image
age 10+
Fun '80s tale has profanity, nudity, and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Short Circuit Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Funny, bullet-proof robot might charm older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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Gamestar Mechanic Game Poster Image
age 10+
Grand adventure teaches you to design your own games.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2010)
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Portal 2 Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Inventive and enjoyable spatial puzzler with mild violence.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Great Migrations TV Poster Image
age 10+
Nature's harsh realities may be too intense for young kids.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2010)
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Robot Unicorn Attack Heavy Metal Edition App Poster Image
age 10+
Simple, repetitive run-and-jump game with dark imagery.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Brother from a Box Book Poster Image
age 10+
Charming, somewhat silly tale of human-robot rivalry.
By Evan Kuhlman
(2012)
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Move the Turtle. Learn to code App Poster Image
age 10+
Great concept; younger kids will need some guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Transformers Prime: The Game Game Poster Image
age 10+
Ideal for fans of the TV show, packed with frenetic action.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
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Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Game Poster Image
age 10+
Fast-paced action romp with cartoony violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
(2012)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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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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IXL Website Poster Image
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IXL
age 10+
Hundreds of learning activities build skills and confidence.
URL: https://www.ixl.com/
(2016)
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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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