Web Site of the Week: WONDERPOLIS
Courtesy of the National Center for Families Learning, this site “walks the line between formal and informal education,” creating experiences that highlight that “wonder is for everyone.” Readers may like to begin by scouting the homepage, where they will find some recent wonders from the wonderopolis community, such as How Do Hearing Aids Work? and Do Snakes Have Ears? Selecting one of these wonders calls up a page with erudite answers. For instance, What Do Bees Do in Winter? calls up a 2-minute Vimeo video on winter bee feeding and an article that carefully answers the question. In addition, the article features highlighted words that are defined right on the page. In addition, readers may add a question to the wonderbank and use the search function under the Explore Wonders tab to filter the 1,500+ wonders that users have already submitted. [CNH]
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