Useful sites for Tweens

These Web sites cover a variety of topics of interest to this audience, including art and design, the environment, media literacy, food, and dealing with real life issues. Kids, parents and educators can trust these sites to be safe havens where children can learn, share ideas and have fun.

A fun fast-paced TV series where kids teach kids about money and entrepreneurship. Created for school-aged children, each half-hour episode features several young business owners and philanthropists who share their success stories. Whether it's a skateboard designer, a candy store owner, or a hip-hop music producer, the kids on the series inspire young viewers. Throughout the series, kids learn about saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to the community.

An animated adventure series takes kids (ages 8-11) on a wild ride through cyberspace, where they are challenged to use the power of math. Three Earth kids Jackie, Inez, and Matt are summoned into cyberspace on a mission to defeat the evil fiend Hacker, who is on a mad quest to take over the cyberworld.

Design Squad Nation
This series, hosted by professional engineers Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer, is about making kids' dreams come true through engineering, as they use their know-how to help kids across the country and around the world design and build creations.

Hands on Crafts for Kids
Hands on Crafts for Kids is packed with fun & creative craft projects for kids 7-12. Every project has just 5 steps and 5 main ingredients.

Homework Hotline
Teachers George Wolfe and Carol Smith help hundreds of students with homework problems. But you won't just find them doing so in a traditional classroom. They're the hosts of Homework Hotline, airing Mondays through Thursdays at 5:30 on WPBS-DT.

Mark Kistler's Imagination Station
Mark welcomes guests from the world of feature film animation and genius students from his live in-studio audience to draw with him. Each episode promotes world awareness and diversity with greetings and factoids in languages such as German, Japanese, Russian, Egyptian, and American Sign Language. A wildly energetic host, Mark Kistler steps out into his live in-studio audience to share their drawings and experience!

SciGirls is a weekly series and website, out to change how millions of tween girls think about science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM! In each episode, animated characters Izzie and her best friend Jake find themselves in jams only science can fix. To set things right, Izzie calls on smart, curious real-life SciGirls, who put STEM to work and save the day. Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the website, a totally safe social networking environment where girls can connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode.