Wonderopolis teaches about fossils to show learning can happen anywhere, anytime
The effort by the National Center for Families Learning to create "Wonders of the Day" and learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Monday, March 23rd 2015, 7:58 AM EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Fossils aren't just impressions in rocks. They help scientists learn about animals and plants that lived long ago. But they can also be a learning tool for families during spring and summer break to keep young brains active.
Wonderopolis offers a link between formal and informal education on the internet. Each day, the website poses an intriguing question and explores it in a variety of ways. Emily Kirkpatrick from the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Jon Reigelman from Wonderopolis share a fun activity to learn about fossils. They show how to create your own fossil in a matter of hours.
With multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, Wonderopolis has earned a place in K-12 curriculum and in classrooms worldwide. Teachers can use the daily Wonder to jumpstart their students' critical thinking, or dip into our ever-growing collection of Wonders for content that relates to specific themes and student interests. The possibilities for using
Wonderopolis in the classroom are endless, and teachers are invited to find firsthand accounts and additional resources in the Educator Sandbox.
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