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New Dinosaur "Augmented Reality" Game

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PBS KIDS brings the past to the future by adding augmented reality to the Dinosaur Train website. Starting this week, kids can learn principles of scientific observation by showing a special printed image to their webcam when they play Dinosaur Train’s Hatching Party game. Showing the printed image to the webcam will sprout a 3D dinosaur egg on their computer screen. Kids will hatch the egg by warming all sides of it under the augmented re… more

Design Squad Contest Seeks Kids’ Recyclable Ideas

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PBS’ engineering competition series Design Squad is offering kids a chance to get in on the action. The 2010 Trash to Treasure Competition challenges kids ages 5 to 19 to take everyday discarded or recycled materials and re-engineer them into functional products. Three winners will win a trip to Boston to see their designs built and will appear on the TV show and Web site. 25 finalists will also be featured on the Web site. Find out m… more