WONDEROPOLIS is a website that encourages imagination, creativity, and inquiry. Launched in 2010, this free website is overflowing with ideas that promote creative and critical thinking. The Wonder of the Day section features over 1300 topics asking questions like “How are pickles made?”. These “Wonders” can be searched by grade level and subject area. In addition, they’re aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Educators can share ideas in the Educator Sandbox area.
Teacher librarians can use this website to jumpstart inquiry-based learning projects and get students thinking about questioning. The tagline for the website is “where the wonders of learning never cease”. It’s a wonderful message for people of all ages.
To learn more, go to WONDEROPOLIS at http://wonderopolis.org/