Saturday, September 19, 2015

Website Review: Wonderville

The WONDERVILLE website is an engaging science destination for youth.
This award winning website is divided into five sections.
The Living Things area provides access to dozens of videos, games, readings such as comics, and experiments associated with life science. Topics include cells, body systems, nutrition, plants, genetics, and biodiversity.
The How Things Work section includes topics such as nanotechnology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, energy, electricity, forces, habitats, physics, and machines.
The Our World area explores a wide range of themes like the diversity of life, ecosystems, habitats, space exploration, and weather.
The Blog features fascinating stories about innovative advancements in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
The Careers section focuses on scientists, engineers, and specialists who work in a wide range of settings. The emphasis in on activities associated with real-world problem-solving and authentic situations.
When exploring the videos, games, readings, and experiments, youth are provided with links to related resources and activities. The entry page contains links to the most popular content.
Librarians will find this website to be an excellent resource for addressing Standards for the 21st Century Learner. An emphasis is placed on curiosity, exploration, and inquiry. Use the resources to connect information literacy activities with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math).
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