We originally featured Wonderopolis in the 12-11-2015 Scout Report, and it continues to be a fun and educational resource for readers of all ages to explore.
Courtesy of the National Center for Families Learning, this site "walks the line between formal and informal education," creating experiences supporting the idea that "wonder is for everyone." Readers may like to begin by scouting the homepage, where they will find some recent and past wonders from the Wonderopolis community, such as "How Big Is the World's Largest Robot?" and "Why Do Some Animals Have Nicknames?" Selecting one of these wonders calls up a page with erudite answers. For instance, "What Is a Food Desert?" leads to an article that carefully answers the question and a three-minute video explaining what one organization is doing to remedy their local food desert. Families may enjoy using the interactive Wonder Jar to generate a wonder that "is meant to create opportunities for humorous discussion, serious discussion, and general outside of the box -- or outside of the 'jar' -- thinking." Readers may also add a question to the Wonder Bank and use the search function under the Explore wonders tab to filter the 2,000 + wonders that users have already submitted.
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