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Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth

Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth

AAAS's popular web-based after-school science program, Kinetic City, is receiving kudos from 8-11-year-olds, including "Cool," "Fun," and "Wow." Kinetic City: Mission to Vearth is the world's first Internet-based after school science club. Through a series of on-line adventures, kids work together on a quest to stop a science-destroying computer virus. As they perform hands-on experiments, play science-themed board games and do creative writing and art projects, kids explore a complete science curriculum. There are now over 80 licensed Kinetic City Clubs operating in the United States. Children participate in schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, Air Force Bases, YMCAs, churches and community centers. This resource is designed to encourage all kinds of student to get involved in the processes of science. The program was also a finalist for a 2003 Codie Award and a past recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award.


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